Print Friendly Version South Dakota State (9-3) capitalized on a season-high 24 turnovers by the Bulldogs and scored 20 points off the miscues. The Jackrabbits had five players score in double figures led by Macy Miller with 20 points. Preview Next Game: DES MOINES, Iowa – South Dakota State defeated the Drake University women’s basketball team, 85-78, on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the Knapp Center. PDF Box Score Following Sunday’s home game, Drake closes its non-conference slate at Iowa Dec. 21. Tipoff against the Hawkeyes is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Full Schedule Roster For the second consecutive game, Drake (5-6) was led in scoring by sophomore Brenni Rose(Shawnee, Kan.), who finished with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with a career-high six assists, five rebounds and a career-best three blocks. Redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) nearly had a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds after she missed the previous two games. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) continued her impressive all-around play this season with 10 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Drake shot 54.0 percent from the floor (27-of-50) and tallied an impressive 26 assists on its 27 field goals. The Bulldogs’ bench paced by Rhine scored 33 points as Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) added eight points. At the 6:04 mark, Rhine made a basket and was fouled on the play with a block called on SDSU as it looked like Drake could pad its lead with a potential three-point play. However, the foul was reviewed and changed to a charge on Rhine. In addition, a technical foul was called on the Drake bench as the Jackrabbits made both free throws to hold a 69-66 advantage. Drake responded by forcing a turnover on the possession following the technical, but missed its next shot as SDSU went and made a three-pointer right after. Later with less than two minutes to go, the Bulldogs twice pulled within three points but each time the Jackrabbits stretched their advantage back to two possessions as they held on for their first win in the series (1-1). HTML Box Score Rose made a three-pointer 22 seconds into the fourth quarter to give Drake a two-point lead, 60-58. SDSU answered with a 7-2 scoring run to lead 65-60 with just over eight minutes left in the game. Rose stepped up again with another three-pointer as the Bulldogs pulled back to within a point, 67-66, with 6:42 on the clock. Story Links at Iowa 12/21/2017 – 7 PM Sunday was the program’s annual alumni game as Drake women’s basketball alums from five different decades were recognized at halftime. Following the game, the annual alumni scrimmage was played on the Knapp Center floor. Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines BTN Plus/FloHoops Listen Live Watch Live
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As whistleblower website WikiLeaks continues to release confidential cables, Federal Labor MP Maria Vamvakinou told Neos Kosmos she supports the release of classified information. “If you believe in the principles of freedom of expression, the freedom of the press and the public’s right to know, then you cannot pick and choose,” she said. Last week, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the release of internal US cables by WikiLeaks was based on an illegal act, but has since insisted the illegal act was the theft of the material by a junior US serviceman, rather than Assange’s website publishing the leaks.“What I would say about the publication of the WikiLeaks information is it’s grossly irresponsible,” she added. Ms Vamvakinou told Neos Kosmos on Thursday that support for Wikileaks concerned Australians on both sides of the political divide.“It has been portrayed that support for Assange and WikiLeaks is only a matter of concern for the political left. This is wrong,” she said.Hundreds protested in Sydney and Melbourne this week in support of Mr Assange and his controversial website.Ms Vamvakinou said they were not the only ones concerned.“Overall the Australian public support the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press,” she said.“It is an insult to Australians to suggest that only a minority angst and protest over democratic freedom.”Asked whether Ms Gillard should be doing more to support Mr Assange, Ms Vamvakinou said consular assistance has been given.“Mr Assange is an Australian citizen,” she said.“The Australian public expects its government to protect and uphold the rights of its Australian citizens.”This week, some of the nation’s most senior media professionals wrote to Ms Gillard to express their support for WikiLeaks.Mr Assange is in England, where he was granted bail on Friday morning.The ABC reports Mr Assange and his lawyers insist that moves to extradite him to Sweden to face questioning over allegations he sexually assaulted two women are politically motivated.