South Dakota’s defense was too much to handle for visiting Waldorf in a 93-37 victory Friday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. It was the second meeting between the two programs and first since 2012.
Mason Archambault chipped in 10 points, pulled down six rebounds, recorded three blocks and dished out three assists in 26 minutes of action. He was 4-of-11 from the field, and was 2-for-2 from the line.
All 10 players who dressed were in the scoring column by halftime. It was a slow start offensively for South Dakota, which led 14-4 midway through the first half. Quickly, the defense turned to offense and USD had a 37-13 lead at the break. A 23-0 Coyote run highlighted the second half.
Waldorf, an NAIA team from Forest City, Iowa, got seven points each from Chett Helming and Tyree’on Johnson. Senior guard Quincy Minor Jr., the Warriors’ top scorer entering the contest, totaled one 3-pointer and was 1-of-7 from the field with five turnovers in 23 minutes of work. Waldorf shot 27 percent for the game (14-of-51).
South Dakota improved to 4-0 at home and 5-3 overall. The Coyotes go for their first road win Tuesday at Northern Colorado. USD will return home for a season-long, four-game home stand that includes the first two games of Summit League play.
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