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Coyotes Split With Denver

Coyotes Split With Denver

The University of South Dakota welcomed Denver to the Summit League while splitting a pair of basketball games over the weekend.

Theresa Wirth scored 26 points while Morgan Van Riper-Rose added 22 points to lead the Denver Pioneers past the South Dakota women’s basketball team 91-84 on Sunday at Magness Arena.

Wirth was 8-of-12 shooting and led Denver (3-13, 1-0) in rebounding with eight, while Van Riper-Rose was 8-of-13 shooting and 6-of-9 from 3-point range. Paige Bradley also reached double-digit points for the Pioneers with 14.

The Pioneers scored the highest-point total against the Coyotes (9-7, 0-1) this season with the previous high being 89 from Drake on Nov. 21. Denver shot 60 percent (15-of-25) and held South Dakota to just 28 percent (11-of-39) shooting in the second half, and was 51 percent (31-of-60) shooting over the game. Denver also had 20 assists in the game while USD had nine.

Raeshel Contreras led USD with 21 points while Margaret McCloud added 14 points and seven rebounds.

South Dakota senior center Trevor Gruis notched his 13th collegiate double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, in leading the Coyotes to a 59-54 win against Denver Saturday inside the DakotaDome in the Summit League opener for both teams.

The Coyotes (6-9, 1-0) won their third game in a row by holding their opponent to 23 second-half points on 26 percent shooting. USD outrebounded Denver 29-21 and allowed four second-chance points.

South Dakota junior guard Brandon Bos scored nine of his 15 points in the second half and made two free throws with 12 seconds left for the final points of the game. Sophomore forward Tyler Flack made all four shots he took for eight points.

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