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DWU women cruise to road win at Presentation

Tigers improve to 11-2 ahead of a Saturday contest at Dickinson State (N.D.)

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ABERDEEN — Make it eight wins in a row for Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball.

The Tigers controlled their matchup against Presentation College from the opening tip, leading for all but the opening 17 seconds in a 72-55 victory on Friday afternoon at the Strode Center.

DWU held the Saints to 5 for 28 (17.9%) shooting in the first half, as the Tigers rolled to a 40-16 lead after 20 minutes.

Presentation was more efficient in the second half, scoring 39 points on 14 for 30 (46.7%) shooting, but was unable to cut into the DWU lead. The Tigers held a 58-35 lead after three quarters as the advantage swelled to 28 points — the largest of the contest — with 7:48 remaining in the contest.

Jada Campbell paced the Tigers with 18 points to go with four rebounds, while Rynn Osthus (12 points, eight rebounds) and Kaylee Kirk (11 points, eight rebounds, three steals) also reached double figures in scoring.

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Emma Ogitchida 15 points and nine rebounds, as Brittiney Seymour added 12 points and six rebounds for the Saints (3-9, 0-1 North Star Athletic Association). Al Morones also chipped in 13 points.

DWU (11-2, 4-2 GPAC) continues its road trip north to take on Dickinson State (N.D.) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18.

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