Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State women’s basketball team dropped its season opener 61-55 to College of the Ozarks on Friday evening at the Donald E. Young Center in Spearfish, S.D.

“I thought we played hard,” said head coach Mark Nore. “Offensively, we were just one play away from getting over the hump and really making things happen.”

The Yellow Jackets had three players in double-digit scoring on the evening.  Juniors Keely Krowlikowski and Kristi Ryan led the way for Black Hills State netting 12 and 11 points each, respectively.  Senior Katelynn Lamb chipped in with 10 points.

Black Hills State will return to action Friday, November 5 as the team will face Mount Marty in Yankton, S.D.  Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. MT.

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