VERMILLION, S.D. -- Frank Gaines scored 22 points, grabbed five rebounds and IPFW outscored the Coyotes 36-17 in the first half to put this game away early, defeating South Dakota 64-51 on Saturday night.
Eric Robertson hit a 3-pointer for South Dakota to cut the Mastodons' lead to four, 17-13, but IPFW responded with a 19-4 run to end the first half. IPFW (12-16, 5-9 Summit) led by as many as 21 points in the second half, scored 30 points in the paint and shot 44.3 percent from the field.
Joe Edwards was the only other player in double figures for IPFW, scoring 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
The Coyotes shot a dismal 38 percent from the field, making just 19 of 50 attempts and were only 5 of 17 from 3-point range.
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