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Doane Fights Back NWU Rally

Doane and Nebraska Wesleyan fought a defensive battle on Saturday afternoon and the Tigers out-scored the Prairie Wolves, 5-2, over the final five minutes of play to win 61-58.

Doane held an eight point lead with 6:14 remaining but an 8-0 run by NWU over a 76 second span tied the game at 56-all.  The Tigers received four points from Vanessa Munter in the final minutes as she ended with a team-high 21 points.  Scoring the lone basket for NWU in the final five minutes of play was Sadie Struebing as she finished with a game-high 24 points.

A key to the game for Doane was in rebounding where they pulled down 18 offensive boards to the Prairie Wolves' four.  The second chance opportunities helped the Tigers overcome a poor shooting night in which they hit 36-percent of their shot attempts.  Nebraska Wesleyan shot 51-percent from the floor but had 21 fewer shot attempts.

Joining Munter in double-digits for the Tigers was Hannah Helman as she finished with 10 points.  Brittany Lurz added nine points and seven assists for the Tigers.  Cheryl Braithwait had a game-high nine rebounds, five on the offensive end.  Munter led the Tigers with seven steals with Braithwait adding four.

Nebraska Wesleyan received 10 points from Shea Rasmussen.  Katy Golden had a game-high nine rebounds and tied for team-high honors with Struebing with three steals.  Three players had two assists apiece for NWU.