|South Dakota St scores highest point total of the season
The Associated Press - February 2, 2017
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Michael Orris scored 18 points and added eight assists and South Dakota State avenged its prior loss to Western Illinois by crushing the Leathernecks 98-65 on Wednesday night.
Five players checked in with 15-points-plus efforts for South Dakota State, and the 98-point total is its highest offensive output of the season.
Reed Tellinghuisen scored 17 points, Mike Daum and Skyler Flatten had 16 apiece, and Chris Howell chipped in 15 for the Jackrabbits (10-14, 3-6 Summit League). It is the Jackrabbits second consecutive win and the first time they have won back-to-back games since mid-December.
C.J. Duff led Western Illinois (7-13, 4-5) with 16 points, while Dalan Ancrum added 14.
South Dakota State led by double-digits throughout the second half, pushing its lead past 20 on a Flatten 3 with 7:58 left. The Leathernecks never got it back below 20.