VERMILLION, S.D. -- Jordan Boots scored 26 points and Ricardo Andreotti had a double-double Tuesday night in South Dakota's 93-69 victory over Midland Lutheran.
Boots made six 3-pointers for the Coyotes (7-7), who won their fourth in a row to reach .500 for the first time this season. Andreotti had 15 points and 12 rebounds.Charlie Westbrook added 17 points, Louie Krogman 12 and Trevor Gruis 11 for South Dakota, which forced 28 turnovers and had 21 steals.Marcus Messersmith led the NAIA Warriors (3-13) with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. P.J. Mallette and Allen Van Gundy had 12 points each.South Dakota shot 46.6 percent (34 of 73) to 41.7 percent (25 of 60) for Midland.Trailing 5-0, the Coyotes ran off 23 points in a row. The lead remained in double figures the rest of the way, cresting at 26 three times.