Five interesting facts about the upcoming BHSU vs SD Mines women’s basketball game

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Black Hills State will square off against South Dakota Mines on Tuesday for the second time this season in women’s basketball.

The Yellow Jackets won the first meeting back on Nov. 28 by a score of 72-42.

The game tips off at 5 p.m. at the Young Center in Spearfish.


Five interesting facts about the game


1.  Since 2004, Black Hills State is 26-14 against South Dakota Mines in women’s basketball.

“We’re a completely different team than the first time we played them and so that’s good for us,” said SD Mines head coach Jeri Jacobson Owsley. “You know we started out the game playing them really well in the first quarter. Then they amped up their pressure and we kind of panicked in that second quarter. But those are things that we’ve hopefully learned from and grew from. Like I said, we’re playing a lot different basketball now than we did that first time.”


2.  The Yellow Jackets are third in the RMAC with a 9-2 conference record and are 14-3 overall. Meanwhile, the Hardrockers are 3-9 in the conference and 3-15 overall.


3.  Danica Kocer is the leading scorer for BHSU with 14.4 points per game followed by Niki Van Wyk with 10.2 points per contest.


4.  Piper Bauer leads SD Mines with 13.6 points per game. In fact, Bauer lead the RMAC with the number of 3-point field goals made per game.


5.  A win by Black Hills State would keep the Yellow Jackets in the hunt for the second seed in the RMAC.


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