Helman's Basket Lifts Tigers
Doane couldn't find a lead that was big enough to hold back Benedictine until a three-point play by Hannah Helman gave the Tigers a 67-64 win over the Ravens on Wednesday night in Crete.
Helman struggled from the floor on the night, shooting 3-of-13, but hit the basket of the night, converting a fast-break lay-up with 10 seconds remaining and knocking down a free throw to give Doane the three-point lead.
Benedictine had a shot to take the lead prior to the Doane basket but Abby Winder's shot attempt was altered by Amy Fox which led to the Tiger rebound and fast break. Vanessa Munter picked up her sixth rebound of the game and sent a pass out to Lindsay Anderson who sent it ahead to Helman.
As the game unfolded in the early stages, Doane was able to build an eight point lead only to see the Ravens take a one point lead. The Tigers battled back and took a six point lead into halftime.
In the second half, Doane was able to double their lead but the Ravens kept chipping away and eventually tied the game on back-to-back three-point baskets from Alicia Garoutte. The game remained tied over the final 2:45 until Helman converted her basket.
Nicole Anderson led all scorers, collecting 15 points for Doane. Lindsay Anderson added 13 points and five assists in the game. Amy Fox led all rebounders with seven boards. The Tigers had a slight lead on the boards, collecting 37 to the Raven's 35. Doane was able to fight off a cold shooting night (35-percent from the floor) with 14 offensive rebounds and limiting their turnovers to 14 for the game, a season low.
Benedictine was paced by Alexa Hollembeak's 11 points. Teresa Zienkewicz added 10 points in the game as the Ravens shot 48-percent from the floor. Doane was able to force the Ravens into 24 turnovers and limit them to five offensive rebounds.
Doane will travel to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., on November 22. Tip-off is set for 1:00 PM.