Doane Falls at No. 2 Northwestern
Fouls and free throws proved to be a key as a deciding factor in the Doane/Northwestern contest on Saturday. Doane was called for 27 fouls and shot only four free throws while the home team was called for only 12 fouls and shot 43 free throws. In the end, Northwestern scored 29 more points at the free throw line and won by 14, 73-59.
Neither team shot particularly well as Doane hit 34 percent of their shot attempts while Northwestern hit 39 percent. NWC entered the game shooting 52 percent from the floor while Doane was hitting 45 percent of their shot attempts.
The Red Raiders were paced by Deb Remmerde's 29 points. She was 10-for-10 from the free throw line and 8-of-24 from the floor. The NAIA First Team All-American entered the game shooting over 59 percent from the floor and 52 percent from behind the three point line. Hannah Helman and Nicole Anderson combined to limit her to 33 percent from the floor and behind the three point arc. Six of her free throws came in the final minute when Doane was forced to foul.
Doane was led offensively by Lindsay Anderson's 13 points. She added 10 rebounds and two assists. Alissa Holland had a game-high 14 rebounds. Nicole Anderson added nine points while Helman and Vanessa Munter added eight a piece.
Doane will take on Dana College Wednesday, January 16, at 7:30 PM. The Vikings ended the Tiger's national tournament aspirations a year ago with an 84-81 victory in Blair. It was the Vikings first win over Doane in 19 years. The game can be heard on the Tiger Sports Network.