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DWU women hold off Chargers

SIOUX CITY, Iowa—The No. 2 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team remained perfect on the season on Wednesday.

The Tigers improved to 10-0 for the second time in three years with a 73-68 Great Plains Athletic Conference victory over Briar Cliff. DWU, which was only playing just its second true road game, did so without the services of head coach Jason Christensen after an undisclosed medical issue.

The Tigers led at each quarter, using an 11-0 run in the second quarter before heading into halftime with a 38-37 lead. DWU outscored the Chargers 19-13 in the third quarter and hung on down the stretch for the win.

DWU pulled ahead for a 68-56 advantage, but a 6-0 spurt by Briar Cliff cut the deficit to 68-62. DWU's lead later dipped to 70-66, but the Chargers never got closer as the Tigers hit three free throws late to ice the win.

Junior Sarah Carr was able to help pick up the slack, with a team-high 19 points and six rebounds. Sydney Halling added 12 points and six rebounds, while Madison Mathews scored 11 points and collected five rebounds.

The box score was not available when this edition went to press.

The Tigers play at Mount Marty on Dec. 5 in Yankton.