DWU women win fourth in a row behind second-half charge at Doane

Three players scored 18 points to tip the game in DWU's favor after halftime.

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CRETE, Neb. — A career-high 18 points from Rynn Osthus helped Dakota Wesleyan women’s basketball pick up another victory on Saturday in a road Great Plains Athletic Conference game at Doane.

Dakota Wesleyan (14-5, 8-5 GPAC) earned its fourth win in a row with the 86-78 win, which saw DWU down 46-37 at halftime before outscoring Doane 23-12 in the third quarter and 26-20 in the final 10 minutes.

Osthus, Jada Campbell and Rylee Rosenquist each scored 18 points, with Campbell adding a career-high five assists, five rebounds and four blocks. Campbell was 8-for-14 from the field and Rosenquist was 7-for-10, while Osthus hit six shots from the field, including three 3-pointers, as DWU finished 7-for-14 from 3-point range for the game. The blue-clad Tigers were 19-for-24 on free throws in the win.

DWU forced 22 turnovers in the victory. Osthus also helped DWU hold a 28-7 edge in bench points at game’s end.

The win came despite the efforts of Doane’s Mak Hatcliff, who finished with 37 points on 12-for-17 shooting, plus 10-for-15 free throws. Libby Trausch had 14 points for Doane but no other orange Tiger was in double-figures scoring. Doane is now 11-9 and 5-9 in the GPAC


DWU returns home to play No. 3 Dordt at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Corn Palace.

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