Physical game goes to first-place Coyotes

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) -- South Dakota jumped on North Dakota early and pulled away for an 80-50 Summit League win Thursday evening at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win keeps the Coyotes in first place in the league standings and hands the Fighting Hawks their fourth straight setback.

Sophomore Mikayla Reinke hauled down a career-high 10 rebounds in the loss with Lexi Klabo adding 10 points and eight rebounds and Jill Morton chipping in 10 points as well for UND.

Four players were in double figures for South Dakota (18-3, 6-1), led by Hannah Sjerven's 16 off the bench.

North Dakota will next play at Western Illinois in eight days starting a trip that includes a visit to Omaha on Feb. 3.