Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Missouri State, 90-64

first_img Next Game: Full Schedule Roster PDF Box Score The Bulldogs used an 8-0 run to start the game with three-pointers by Hittner and Ingle and a Jonas’ layup, later built their lead to 15-4 at the first media timeout and then led 27-12 at the end of the first quarter. Miller had seven points off the bench and the team had 10 total in the first quarter. Seven different Bulldogs made at least one shot in the opening period. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live HTML Box Score Wendell, who is fourth all-time at Drake in career points, moved to fourth all-time in the MVC with 2,147 points. She moved past former Illinois State standout Kristi Cirone, who scored 2,139 points between 2005-09. Following Sunday’s game, Drake returns home to the Knapp Center to host Evansville on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on 1350-AM ESPN Des Moines. Print Friendly Version Evansville 1/6/2017 – 7 PM Rounding out the group was freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who was one point short of her career-high with 18 points, redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) with 12 points, sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) with 11 points and sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) with 10 points. Junior Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) just missed out joining the group with a season-high nine points. Jonas added 10 rebounds to record her 11th career double-double and first since her freshman season. Story Links Senior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) equaled her career-high with 15 assists, and it is the fourth time in her decorated career she has hit the mark. Drake (9-4, 2-0 MVC) had five players score in double figures led by senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) who finished with a game-high 22 points. It is the 62nd time in her outstanding career Wendell has scored 20 or more points in a game. The Bulldogs’ offensive outburst continued to click in the second quarter as they made five three-pointers, including a pair from Greiner, to take a 50-28 lead at halftime. The scoring continued after halftime as the Bulldogs led by 35 points at one point in the third quarter. In the final quarter, Wendell scored a basket thirty seconds in, but it would be the only field goal for the Bulldogs for nearly six minutes. After Missouri State (4-9, 0-2 MVC) pulled within 19 points at 80-61, Miller broke the shooting slump with a jumper with 3:30 left, and Drake outscored the Bears, 10-3, to close out the win. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s basketball team never trailed for the second-consecutive game in a 90-64 win at Missouri State on New Year’s Day (Sunday, Jan. 1) in Missouri Valley Conference action.last_img

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