RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The St. Cloud State Huskies topped the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers 63-52 in the women's basketball season opener Friday night.

The Huskies were led by their duo of junior forwards Karissa LeCaptain and Lexy Petermann, who scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.

SCSU's defense forced the Hardrockers into 21 turnovers and outrebounded them 40-32 for the game.

With the victory, the Huskies move to 1-0 on the season and will remain in Rapid City for a rematch tonight against the Hardrockers tonight (Saturday) at 6:30 p.m.