VERMILLION, S.D. – Mizzou Women's Basketball (1-4, 0-0 SEC) fell to South Dakota, 72-64, in Vermillion, S.D., on Thursday night. Freshman forward Hayley Frank (Strafford, Mo.) led the team in scoring with 15 points, while senior guard Jordan Chavis (Lexington, N.C.) chipped in 11 points.
Mizzou kept the deficit to single digits for the majority of the game before South Dakota outscored the Tigers, 23-16 in the game’s final quarter. Mizzou had cut the lead to as little as seven with 8:33 left in the game, but the Coyotes were able to finish the game on a 21-12 run to seal the victory.
• With 15 points, Frank scored in double figures for the third consecutive game. Frank shot 4-of-6 from the field, and added four rebounds in the contest.
• Chavis scored 11 points, dished out two assists and drained three three-pointers in the game.
• Freshman guard Aijha Blackwell (Berkeley, Mo.) scored in double figures for the second time in her career, scoring 10 points to go along with five rebounds.
• Mizzou is now 1-2 all-time against South Dakota. This was Mizzou’s first-ever trip to Vermillion, S.D.
• The Tigers shot 81.8 percent from the free throw line (9-of-11, marking the fourth time in five games Mizzou has shot 75 percent or better from the charity stripe.
• Frank led Mizzou in scoring for the first time in her career, as her 15 points marked the third time in her career she has scored in double figures.
• Over the last three games, Frank is averaging 14.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
• Redshirt senior Hannah Schuchts (Talahassee, Fla.) matched her career high in blocks with five blocks. She now has 93 career blocks, which ranks third among active SEC players.
• Led by Schuchts’ five blocks, Mizzou set a season-high in team blocks with seven.
• Blackwell scored in double figures for the second time in her career, as she finished with 10 points.
• The Tiger freshman also matched her career high in rebounds with five and three-pointers with two.
Mizzou returns home for its next contest, as the Tigers host SIU Edwardsville on Sunday, Nov. 24. Tipoff from Mizzou Arena is slated for 2 p.m.
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