SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota senior center Kate Liveringhouse scored 19 points to lead South Dakota to a 65-53 semifinal victory over Oral Roberts on Monday at the Sanford Premier Center.
South Dakota (26-5) advances to its fifth Summit League Tournament Championship game in six years. The Coyotes improve to 11-4 all-time in tournament history and extend their league record winning streak to 20 games.
Liveringhouse reached 19 points on 5 of 9 shooting from the floor with four 3-pointers. Sophomore guard Madison McKeever added 15 points while freshman guard Chloe Lamb posted her second double-figure game of the tournament with 11.
Junior guard Allison Arens finished one point shy of a double-double with nine points and a season high 12 rebounds.
Oral Roberts was led by freshman guard Maya Mayberry’s 17 points and was the only Golden Eagle in double figures. O
The Coyotes used a nine-point run and held the Golden Eagles scoreless for five minutes in the second quarter to jump out to a 29-19 lead.
South Dakota looks to complete the sweep of the Summit League regular season and tournament titles for the first time in program history. The Coyotes face second-seeded South Dakota State at 1 p.m. Tuesday.