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Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball doubles up Mount Marty to finish December undefeated

Eleven players scored for DWU in conference road win

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YANKTON — Doubling up their rivals on the road, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team closed out 2021 in convincing fashion on Thursday night.

With 11 players in the scoring column, the Tigers took apart Mount Marty in a 73-34 victory at Cimpl Arena to improve to 13-2 on the season and 5-2 in Great Plains Athletic Conference games.

With the Tigers’ two exhibition games with South Dakota State and Augustana exempt from the season record, DWU finished the month of December at 7-0 and showed little rust despite playing for the first time in 10 days on Thursday. DWU scored the first 18 points of the game, led 22-7 after one quarter and 40-14 at the halftime horn against the rival Lancers.

The Tigers made 9 of 15 field goals in the first quarter and finished 18 of 28 from the field in the first half. On the glass, DWU outrebounded Mount Marty 22-6 in the first 20 minutes, finishing the night with a 46-16 edge in rebounding.

Jada Campbell scored 14 points and posted 12 rebounds for the Tigers, converting 7 of 12 field goal attempts in the game. Matti Reiner had 13 points on 5 of 6 shooting and Lacey Sprakel had nine points for the Tigers. Aspen Hansen added eight points in the win for DWU, while Kaylee Kirk had six assists.

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Alexsis Kemp had a team-high 10 points for Mount Marty. Freshmen and former Mitchell Kernels Camryn Krogman and Macy Kempf started for the Lancers, with Krogman scoring four points and Macy Kempf finishing with one point and three rebounds.

The Tigers are back in action on Saturday in Orange City, Iowa to face 13th-ranked Northwestern College. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.

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