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Doane Tripped up at No. 16 DWU

Doane struggled from the floor in the second half, shooting just 37.5 percent, as they fell to No. 16 Dakota Wesleyan University 83-79 in Mitchell, S.D., on Sunday afternoon.  Doane held a three point lead at halftime, thanks in part to a 41.2 percent shooting percentage.

The Tigers struggled at times to match up with GPAC player-of-the-year candidate Brock Seim.  Seim finished 32 points as he was 5-of-9 from three-point range and 11-of-15 from the free throw line.

Doane stilled kept DWU in range, having a three-point attempt fall just short of tying the game in the closing seconds.  The Tigers received solid performances all the way around in the team effort.

Brent Cole finished with 21 points, five assists and five rebounds.  Jack Lind added 12 points and four rebounds.  Dane Cruz posted 12 points and four assists. 

Ben Streck came off the bench to score 12 points as he went 3-of-3 from behind the arc and converted a four-point play in the second half.  Wade Janssen added a game-high four steals to go with seven points and three assists.

For the game, Doane was near perfect at the free throw line as they shot 95 percent, 19-of-20.  Dakota Wesleyan held a 14-8 scoring margin on points off of turnovers.

Doane will travel to Blair on Tuesday to take on the Vikings of Dana College at 7:30 p.m.  The game will have implications on the GPAC tournament as the Tigers are looking to secure a first round home game.