S. Dakota St. 84, E. Illinois 58

Chad White scored a career-high 24 points Saturday night and

South Dakota State made 13 of its 21 3-point attempts in routing

Eastern Illinois 84-58.

Griffan Callahan scored 16 points and Nate Wolters and Clint

Sargent 12 each as the Jackrabbits (5-0) beat the Panthers (2-4)

for the second time this season, having won 67-55 in Charleston,


Tyler Laser’s 12 points led Eastern Illinois, whose two-game

winning streak ended. James Hollowell and Curry McKinney added 11


South Dakota State entered the game hitting 46.2 percent from

3-point range and did even better Saturday at 61.9 percent. White

led the charge, sinking 5 of 7. Sargent’s 12 points all came on

3-pointers, and Callahan made three.

The Jackrabbits led 41-31 at the break. Wolters’ 3-pointer made

it 55-35 with 15:57 left, and the lead passed 30 when Tony Fiegen’s

basket made it 70-39 with 11:59 to play.