Doane Fights Back Dakota Wesleyan
The Doane women's basketball team was able to come back on several occasions on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell, S.D., as they pulled out a 79-73 victory over Dakota Wesleyan University.
The Tigers trailed by ten points early in the contest but used a 15-5 run over five minutes to even out the score at 22-22. Doane closed out the half with an 8-0 run to take a 38-29 lead into halftime.
The second half started much like the first half where DWU opened on a 13-2 run to take a two point lead in the first four minutes of play. The two squads battled through the middle portion of the second half before Doane used a 6-0 run to pull ahead by five points at 64-59.
Over a three minute span, DWU went on an 11-1 run to pull ahead, 70-65, with four minutes remaining. Doane closed the gap to three points after a pair of free throws from Nicole Anderson and tied the game on their next possession when Lindsay Shaw hit a three-point basket. Doane closed the game on a 14-3 run after they had fallen behind by five.
Amy Fox finished with 13 points to lead the Tigers. Brittany Lurz added 12 points and Nicole Anderson finished with 10 points and a game-high six rebounds.
The Tigers also received plenty of help from their bench as they combined for 29 points. Lindsay Shaw and Vanessa Munter finished with eight points apiece; Tiffany Mockenhaupt added six points and Se'erra Fantroy picked up five points.
Doane shot 59.6-percent from the floor but 24 turnovers prevented the Tigers other scoring opportunities.
Anderson, Fantroy and Hannah Helman each picked up four assists as Doane finished with 22 for the game.
Dakota Wesleyan was led by Allison Johnson's 17 points. Ashley Mailey finished with 14 points for DWU. Doane limited the Tigers to 2-of-12 shooting from the three-point arc.
Doane will travel to Sioux Center, Iowa, to face Dordt College on December 13 at 2:00 PM.