DWU women beat DSU get 15th win of seasonAll season long, Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball coach Jason Christensen has said his team doesn't have a go-to player.
By: Aaron Saunders, The Daily Republic
All season long, Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball coach Jason Christensen has said his team doesn't have a go-to player.
On any given night, anyone can lead the Tigers (15-6) in scoring.
The third-year head coach’s words were backed up by his players Wednesday, as five DWU players scored in double figures to help the Tigers defeat Dakota State 78-69 in a nonconference game at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
Elizabeth Lamb led all Tigers players with 15 points. Eight of the senior guard’s points came from the free-throw line, where she went 8-for-8.
“Free throws are all about finishing a play, my dad has told me that since I was little,” Lamb said. “When you get to the line, you have to finish them. No one is guarding you. It is just you and the hoop.”
Along with Lamb’s 15, DWU got 13 points from Taylor Piper and Kim Johnson, 12 points from Amanda Hart and 11 points from Brittany Hills.
Alyson Drooger was the Trojans’ second leading scorer and recorded a double-double, tallying 14 points and 12 rebounds. Kylie Westover led Dakota State in scoring with 17 points.
While the Tigers did not have a great night shooting at 24-of-68 from the field, they were aided by some timely three-point shooting in the second half. Dakota Wesleyan, which shot 5-of-13 in the second half, used those three-pointers to pull away from the Trojans every time the game got close.
The Tigers are back in action 2 p.m. Sunday against Hastings at the Corn Palace in Mitchell in a Great Plains Athletic Conference game.