Doane Sneaks Out Four Point Win
Peru State trailed at half but built a nine-point lead with 13 minutes remaining in the second half to put the Tigers on the ropes at home. PSC connected for 12 three-point field goals but they did not make any in the final nine minutes of play.
After Doane rallied to tie the game 59-59 on an Alissa Holland three-point basket, PSC went on a 6-0 run to pull back ahead of Doane 65-59 with 2:22 remaining in the game.
Doane battled back with two free throws from Ashley Howard and a lay-up and free throw from Lindsay Anderson to pull within one point with 50 seconds remaining. The Tiger defense was able to hold the Bobcats to a missed jump shot and set up for a final play.
Doane was able to get a running jumper from Alissa Holland for the go-ahead basket with six seconds remaining.
After a Peru State timeout, the Bobcats stuggled to get the ball inbounds and forced a pass that Alissa Holland tipped and was last touched by PSC as it went out-of-bounds. Alissa Holland was fouled on the Tiger's inbounds pass and connected on both free throws for a three-point lead.
With one last attempt, Peru State attempted a pass to half court but Alissa Holland was able to intercept the pass, get fouled and connect on one more free throw to seal the 69-65 victory.
The Tigers ended the half with a 10-0 run in the final 2:03.
Howard and Holland came off the bench to score 20 points apiece to lead Doane. Holland was 7-for-8 from the floor and also pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double. Howard was near a double-double with eight rebounds.
Lindsay Anderson came off the bench to contribute 13 points and Lindsay Shaw, starting in her first varsity appearance, collected five rebounds. Ashley Sullwold added six rebounds and four steals.
Doane will be in action again on November 15 when they travel to Kearney to face the Lopers of UNK. The game can be heard live on 91.9 FM (Crete) or at webcast.doane.edu.