S. Dakota 69, Tabor 63
Charlie Westbrook scored 21 points and South Dakota coach Dave
Boots won his 600th game as the Coyotes held off Tabor 69-63 Monday
Trevor Gruis added 17 points and Louie Krogman 13 for the
Coyotes (2-3). Jared Bartling grabbed 11 rebounds.
In his 31st season of coaching, Boots is now 600-263.
Ryan Chippeaux’s 15 points paced the NAIA Bluejays (3-6). Tabor
outrebounded South Dakota 43-38 but made only 4 of 5 free throws to
21 of 37 for the Coyotes.
South Dakota led 33-24 before Tabor ran off 10 unanswered points
and took a 34-33 lead with 15:43 left.
But trailing 41-39, South Dakota scored seven points in a row,
ending with Krogman’s basket, for a 46-41 edge with 10:53 to
Tabor closed within 64-63 with 1:18 left, but Krogman made two
free throws and Allen Saint-Gelais converted a three-point play for
the final margin.