(From the USD sports desk)
VERMILLION, S.D. — In the campus game of the Sanford Pentagon Showcase, South Dakota men’s basketball defeated Mount Marty 93-54 Monday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
Tyler Hagedorn scored a game-high 16 points while three Coyotes, including Logan Power, set a new career-high for points. Power scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 14 minutes of action. Other Coyotes hitting career highs included Josh Williams with seven points and Jack Stensgard with three points.
After a 6-6 score, just over three minutes into the game, the Coyotes went on a 32-6 run over the next 10 minutes to build a 38-12 lead with 6:23 on the clock. South Dakota (4-1) concluded the run with 11-straight points. Hagedorn sank a jumper, which was followed with a layup by Trey Burch-Manning. Carlton Hurst then sank a 3-point basket and the run ended with four-straight points off the hands of Triston Simpson. The first half lead swelled to 31 points when Power sank a 3-point basket with 25 seconds remaining in the half.
All 14 Coyotes to see action Monday night played at least 10 minutes and scored a field goal as part of the season-best 57.7 percent (41-of-71) field goal percentage. For the second-straight game, South Dakota dominated the paint scoring 60 points in the area and held MMC to just 10 points.
South Dakota also forced 12 turnovers, and turned those into 18 points.