CRETE, Neb. – Midland University women’s basketball team picked up their four with on the season, as well as their first Great Plains Athletic Conference victory, Wednesday evening with a 66-47 win against Doane University. Doane now sits at 2-4 on the year, 0-3 in GPAC play, while Midland moves to 4-2 on the season, and 1-2, in GPAC play.
The Lady Warriors set the pace early in the game, leading the Tigers 25-5 at the end of the first quarter of play. The Warriors dominated the game from the first whistle to the last, with 32 of their 66 points coming off of turnovers, the Warriors capitalized on the mistakes of their opponent. They never trailed in the game as well as never help a lead smaller than 10 points, their largest lead of the game was 26 points.
Midland out rebounded the Tigers by just one, 36-35, and earned 17 points off of 13 offensive rounds on in the contest. The Lady Warriors shot 36.7% (22-60), and 38.1% (8-21) from beyond the arc.
Junior Amanda Hansen led the team with 19 points, she also recorded four rebounds and two steals against the Tigers. Senior Maddie Egr, had another solid outing with 14 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, and a steal for good measure. Off the bench, freshman Sam Shepard added 13 points on the night.
“This game definitely was not pretty, but we won’t complain about a road win in the GPAC.” Head coach Shawn Gilbert had to say about the win against Doane.”
“We were solid on defense most of the game, which was a must as we struggled offensively after the first quarter. We have not been able to find consistency on offense the past couple games, mainly in the areas of field goal percentage and we don’t value the basketball enough. If we remain solid on defense and continue to rebound well, it give us an opportunity to get better in regards to offensive execution.”
Up next for the Lady Warriors (4-2, 1-2 GPAC) is another road trip, this time to take on Mount Marty (3-3, 0-3 GPAC). The Warriors look to use this momentum heading into this next matchup against the Lancers. Tipoff is set for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th inside Cimpl Arena in Yankton, South Dakota.