South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Athletics

12/06/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2019 21:49

Hardrocker Women Earn OT RMAC Win Over DSU, 70-68

St. George, Utah --- The South Dakota School of Mines women's basketball team won its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchup on the season Friday, defeating the Dixie State Trailblazers, 70-68, in overtime on the road at St. George, Utah.

There were seven lead changes and the score was tied just twice throughout the five periods of play. It was a game of runs, but neither team could gain to much of a lead as the largest lead each team had was just seven points throughout the night.

SD Mines got a big spark out of senior ,who led the Hardrockers with a career high 18 points while sharp shooter added 14 markers, including four from behind the arc. Steffeck, who is chasing the SD Mines all-time three-pointers made record now needs just eight to own the record.

SD Mines held a 10-9 edge after the first quarter and went into halftime down, 27-21. The 'Rockers outscored the home team, 25-22, in the third quarter, while Dixie knotted the game at 63 all after bettering the 'Rockers, 22-17, in the fourth frame. SD Mines cashed in for seven points in the OT period to five by the Trailblazers.

On the night, SD Mines shot 47.5 percent from field making good on 28-59 attempts, including a 6-14 performance from downtown and added 8-17 from the free throw line.
Dixie State converted 28-69 from the field to shoot 40 percent and made 9-23 from behind the arch.

Along with her 18 points, McCabe added nine rebounds, two steals and an assist. , nearly had her fifth double-double of the season with a game high 19 rebounds, eight points and an assist. and each contributed with nine points in the game.