Doane battled back from a 10 point halftime deficit to defeated MidAmerican Nazarene University, 81-74, in Crete. The Tigers improved to 3-0.
The Tigers continued to chip away through the second half and took their first lead since the score was 3-2 when Hannah Helman hit three free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt. The two teams exchanged one point lead until the Tigers went on an 8-0 run midway through the second half. The Pioneers answered with a 7-0 run to tie the game.
Doane took the lead for good with 3:34 remaining when Brittany Lurz scored two of her team-high 17 points. The Tigers ended the game on an 11-4 run.
Lurz collected her 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor while going 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Lindsay Anderson and Helman finished with 16 points and four assists apiece. Nicole Anderson finished with 13 points. The Andersons, not related, collected eight rebounds each.
The Pioneers were led by Taylor Ford's 18 points with JoNel Henning posting 16 points. Bethany Rexroth and Ford picked up nine rebounds each. MNU finished the game shooting 49-percent but cooled off in the second half, shooting 34-percent.
Doane will travel to Rapid City, S.D., to face No. 18 Black Hills State at the South Dakota Tech Classic.