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No. 15 DWU downs Doane

CRETE, Neb.--Behind 52 percent shooting from the floor, the No. 15 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team picked up a Great Plains Athletic Conference win over Doane College 72-66 on Saturday in Crete, Neb.

CRETE, Neb.-Behind 52 percent shooting from the floor, the No. 15 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team picked up a Great Plains Athletic Conference win over Doane College 72-66 on Saturday in Crete, Neb.

"We shot the ball a lot better and shot the ball well," DWU head coach Jason Christensen said. "We finally played to win a game at the end instead of playing not too loose. We did a good job of managing the game and finishing the game."

The Tigers led by more than 20 points in the third quarter, but had to fend off a late rally by Doane to pull out the win. Erica Herrold scored 18 points, while Ashley Bray chipped in 15 points and Gabby Frykbo added 12 points. Rylie Osthus finished the game with 10 points, five assists and five steals.

With the win, DWU (17-6, 10-6 GPAC) now sits tied for fourth place in the GPAC standings.

The Tigers went 26-of-50 from the field, 9-of-26 from behind the arc and 11-of-12 from the foul line in the win.

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"It makes my job a whole lot easier when the ball is going in the hole," Christensen said. "It was a good confidence booster for our kids. It's going to be a crazy race down to the end with the top six teams in the GPAC."
Heather Broman led Doane with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Donae went 29-of-63 from the field for 46 percent shooting in the loss.

With six GPAC games left in the regular season, Christensen said his team needs to play strong defense down the final stretch of the season.
"Our defense spurs our offense a lot of the time," Christensen said. "We have to be ready to play and we want to have energy and focus."

DWU takes on Dordt College at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

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