Rapid City, S.D. – The Black Hills State University women’s basketball team defeated Johnson & Wales 87-65 on Saturday afternoon at the US Bank Thanksgiving Classic in Rapid City, S.D.

Junior Keely Krowlikowski had 21 points to lead the Yellow Jackets in scoring.  Senior Katelynn Lamb had 18 points and junior Maggie O’Neill came off the bench to add 16 points.

“I thought did a lot of good things,” said head coach Mark Nore.  “We managed to put up 48 points in the first half even thought we are still working on getting into a flow offensively.”

Black Hills State shot over 51% in the game going 36-of-70 from the field.  The Yellow Jackets also outrebounded John & Wales 56 to 33.

The Yellow Jackets will return to the hardwood on Wednesday for their first conference battle of the season with rival S.D. School of Mines.  The game will take place in Rapid City and will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. MT.

For more information on Black Hills State Athletics, visit www.BHSUAthletics.com.