Drake ladies give way to Northern Illinois

DEKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois women’s basketball rallied past Drake by a score of 87-73 Saturday night at the Convocation Center in DeKalb, Ill.

Drake junior Lizzy Wendell scored 25 points with four rebounds and four assists in the road loss, while Maddy Dean recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Junior guard Caitlin Ingle added 12 points for the Bulldogs (7-3). Sara Rhine chipped in eight points and seven boards.

Jasmine Harris had 20 points to pace NIU (5-4) as the Huskies finished with five players in double figures.

Drake completes its non-conference schedule at Iowa on Tuesday at 5 p.m.