Doane used timely baskets and solid free throw shooting down the stretch to top No. 9 Mount Marty College 75-69 in Yankton, S.D. The Tigers' largest lead of the game was a 16 point advantage in the first half. Their largest lead in the second half was 13 points.
Balanced scoring in the first half paced the Tigers to a 36-23 lead at halftime. Seven players scored at least four points in the half, led by Jackie Knievel's seven points off the bench. Knievel and Alissa Holland had four rebounds each at halftime. Ashley Sullwold collected five of her game-high six assists in the first stanza.
Michelle Amundson kept the Lancers in striking distance with 12 points in the half.
The Lancers came out firing in the second half, cutting the lead down to eight points within the first minute of play. The Tigers were able to build the lead back up to 13 points behind six points from Ashley Howard.
Mount Marty continued to battle and cut the lead down to five points twice. With 7:21 remaining in the game and the score 54-49, Doane went on a 7-0 run to bring the lead up to 12 points.
Again, the Lancers were able to whittle away at the Tiger lead and cut the score to five points (66-61) with 1:25 remaining. Doane hit 9-of-11 free throws in the final 1:14 to seal the victory.
Howard and Lindsay Anderson led the way in the second half with 13 points each. Anderson finished with a team-high 18 points while Howard finished with 17 points. The two combined to shoot 12-of-23 from the floor for the game after going 2-of-17 in the two-point loss to No. 15 Hastings College on Wednesday evening.
Sullwold and Holland collected 10 points each and Becky Marsh added nine. Marsh had a game-high five steals.
Howard finished with a game-high nine rebounds as the Tigers out-rebounded Mount Marty 34-32.
Doane shot 50 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the charity stripe.
The Lancers were led by Amundson's game-high 25 points. The Lancers shot 47.3 percent from the floor.
Doane will be in action again on Wednesday when they host Midland Lutheran College at 7:30 p.m. The Warriors enter the game with a 14-5 record and 4-4 mark in the GPAC. Doane will enter the game with a 12-7 record and 6-3 GPAC record.