The Ronald Recap Report: Two South Dakota women’s teams are ready to battle for the Summit League crown


I’m Ronald Recap and here’s my report from the sporting events that happened said night. My report is quicker, faster and easier than your sex life, so enjoy. A new way to read about games. You already watched the games but you just need a minute report to remind you why your team won or lost. Hopefully, it’s not the latter because it won’t be as quick and easy to read. 

Summit League Women’s Basketball

#6 Oral Roberts 53 vs. #1 South Dakota 65

Top quote: “Anytime tournament time comes around you have a much increased level of physicality,” South Dakota senior center Kate Liveringhouse said. “I think that’s been very true especially for the Summit League tournament which is a pretty physical league in itself but I think tournament time lotta time just play more the refs let you play more and you just have to battle through those things.”

Turning point: Oral Roberts cut the USD lead to 41-39 with 1:41 left in third quarter but the Coyotes responded with a 11-2 run to take a 52-41 lead with 9:29 left in the game. That’s a lot of numbers but that was the turning point.

Stat of the game: USD was 15 of 16 from the line as ORU was 6 of 7. Both good percentages but there’s nine points right there. The Golden Eagles get to the line a little more this is a different game.

Irrelevant stat of the game: The Coyotes have won 20 straight and that shouldn’t matter. Its tournament time. Its win or go home and the more games you’ve won in a row doesn’t determine how you do this postseason unless you go on to win the NCAA title.

Sad stat of the game: ORU never had the lead. Not ideal if you wanna get a chance to make it to the championship game.

Next up: USD will face SDSU in the crown game. ORU will prep get ready for next season as they lose their superstar in Faith Ihim but return everyone else.

#3 Western Illinois 51 vs. #2 South Dakota State 80 

Top quote: “I think we are a good defensive team number one, two we did a great job of keeping them off the free throw line and keeping them out of the lane,” Jackrabbits head coach Aaron Johnston said after the game. “I think Western Illinois has a wrap of a jump shooting team but really when they play their best basketball they are getting to the rim and the low post.”

Turning point: SDSU used 15-0 run to end the first half.

Stat of the game: SDSU had the bench scoring advantage 27-14, which means Western Illinois has a untalented bench or they just struggled today.

Irrelevant stat of the game: SDSU is now 24-2 in the Summit League Tournament, showing that there’s no parity in the conference postseason.

Sad stat of the game: Western Illinois shot 43.1 percent from the field this season and finished just 31 percent from the floor against SDSU. That’s not good.

Next up: The Jackrabbits will face South Dakota in the Summit League championship game Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Leathernecks will most likely get a bid into the WNIT.


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