CRETE, Neb. – Midland University dropped their second GPAC contest of the season at Doane University on Wednesday night, 89-81. The Warriors shot just 37% on the night, including 8-28 from behind the three-point arc. The rims were kind to the hometown Tigers as they shot 53%. They hit 12 of 24 from long range to pick up their first GPAC win.
Anthony Lavarie led all scorers with 28 points, 22 in the second half, for Doane. Teammate Rylee Zimmerman had 12 points in the first half and finished with 18. The duo accounted for seven of the Tigers three-point field goals.
For the Warriors, Chase Parsons led the team in scoring. After a quiet first half in which he scored just three points, the junior from San Diego, California finished with 15 points on 4-15 shooting. Near the end of the game he led a last chance Warrior comeback attempt scoring the final four points from the free throw line. Midland was held without a field goal over the final 2:31 going 0 for 5.
Before the drought, Reggie Gradwell hit a pair of threes to cut the Doane lead to 82-77. He finished with 12 points on the game. Ryan Williams and Isaiah Workman also chipped in a dozen points while TK Dixson had 11 points for the Warriors.
Midland (7-3, 1-2 GPAC) will look to rebound from the loss this weekend as they take on No. 15 Morningside (6-1, 3-0 GPAC). The two team will take to the court on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in Sioux City, Iowa.