Cold Shooting Slows Tigers

The Doane women's basketball team suffered their first set-back of the season, falling 72-57 at MidAmerican Nazarene University on Friday evening.  Cold shooting from the floor and free throws proved to be a deciding factor.

MidAmerican Nazarene was took a 10 point lead into halftime but saw their lead cut to six points with 14 minutes remaining on a jumper by Vanessa Munter.  Over the next three minutes however, MNU went on a 14-2 run to build their lead to 18 points.  Doane would be able to cut the lead in half but that was as close as they could get in the final stages of the contest.

The Tigers received another strong performance by senior Vanessa Munter who finished with 29 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals.  Kristine Ortmeier was second on the team in points scored with six.  Doane finished with 21 offensive rebounds in the game.

Doane shot 31.9-percent from the floor, hitting only 23-of-72 shot attempts and also struggled at the free throw line, going 8-of-17 for 47.1-percent.  MNU shot 48.8 percent from the floor, 21-of-43, and 75.8-percent from the free throw line, 25-of-33.

The Pioneers were led by Bethany Rexroth's 24 points and 10 rebounds.  Kristie Tiegreen had a game-high 15 rebounds.

The Tigers will play Avila University at 1:00 PM on Saturday at the MNU gymnasium.

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