The Tigers found that defeating a team twice in two weeks is a lot tougher the second time around as they fought back to defeat South Dakota Mines and Tech, 90-78. Two weeks early, Doane defeated the Hardrockers by 20 on their home court.
Doane battled back and forth with the Hardrockers in the first half and trailed by three with a minute left. Amy Fox picked up a basket to close the gap to one and after a turnover, Doane was able to run off the final 48 seconds of play thanks to a pair of offensive rebounds. The final one led to a Nicole Anderson three-point basket as time expired.
The momentum carried over initially in the second half as Doane forced back-to-back turnovers which led to a pair of baskets. South Dakota M & T battled back and eventually took a one point lead. However, they would hold the lead for a mere 11 seconds as Lindsay Anderson hit a three-point basket. The Hardrockers would tie the game on a pair of free throws a few second later but would never gain the lead the rest of the way.
The Tigers used a 7-0 run late in the game to seal the victory as they posted a season-high 90 points.
Hannah Helman led the way for Doane with 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including a pair of three-point baskets. Lindsay Anderson followed up with 22 points while Nicole Anderson collected her first career double-double, posting 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Doane will host Concordia University on Wednesday, December 3, at 6:00 PM in a battle of Top 25 teams. The game can be heard on the Tiger Sports Network.