Coyote Women run over Kansas City on the road
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (USD) – Liv Korngable, a South Dakota senior, scored a high 20 points to lead the Coyotes to a 67-57 win at Kansas City inside the Swinney Center on Wednesday after- midday.
South Dakota (9-4, 2-0) enter the Christmas break with a seven-game winning streak. Kansas City (10-3, 0-2) started the season on a 10-game winning streak, the best schedule, but lost its first two conference games to South Dakota Schools.
Korngable made 8 of 13 from the floor and distributed five assists in the game. This is his second 20-point game inside the Swinney Center, having tied his career-high 24 last season with a 10-of-11 shot.
Senior Chloe Lamb added 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Senior Hannah Sjerven added 11 points, six rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes of action.
Second-year rookie Kyah Watson was the fourth double-digit Coyote with 11 points. It was the third time she has scored a career-high 11, this afternoon being the second time in as many games. Watson added eight boards, three assists and two steals.
The Coyotes took a 20-7 lead in the first quarter with nine points from Korngable. The Roos quickly came back in force in second frame, shooting 71 percent from the ground, to equal 31 by half.
South Dakota responded with a big third quarter, running the floor and taking advantage of six Roo turnovers to lead 53-42 after three. The Coyotes led up to 15 points in the fourth quarter and didn’t let their lead single digits the rest of the way.
The Coyotes shot 44.8% (26 of 58) from the field, while Kansas City shot 22 of 58 (37.9%) from the ground. Both teams scored just four 3-pointers in the game, with South Dakota edging the Roos 38-24 in the paint.
South Dakota scored 15 points on 17 forced turnovers in the game.
South Dakota resumes operations on Thursday, December 30, welcoming North Dakota inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center at 7 p.m.