Bulldogs, Panthers pick up road wins
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A season-high six players scored in double figures for the Drake women’s basketball team in a 92-71 Missouri Valley Conference road victory at Indiana State on Saturday.
Sara Rhine just missed her third-straight double-double with a team-high 19 points and nine rebounds while Becca Hittner added 14 points and seven boards. Kierra Collier and Brenni Rose scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Off the bench, Monica Burich and Allie Wooldridge each tallied 11 points.
Drake (18-7, 10-3) bounced back from a tough shooting performance in Thursday’s win at Evansville with a balanced scoring attack and it finished at 58.3 percent from the floor. The Bulldogs had 29 assists on 35 made field goals, including junior Hannah Fuller dishing out a career-high six.
Jamyra McChristine led Indiana State (4-21, 2-11) with a game-high 22 points.
UNI 67, Evansville 49
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The UNI women’s basketball team used balanced scoring and a strong defensive performance to earn a 67-49 road win over Evansville on Saturday in Missouri Valley Conference action.
The Panthers (15-9, 6-6) struggled to shake off shooting woes in the first quarter, leading just 10-8 at the end of one. In the second period, UNI started to pull away and it started on the defensive end.
UNI held the Purple Aces scoreless for more than five minutes and went on a 9-0 run to build a 29-19 lead at the break.
Karli Rucker led the Panthers with 10 points and tied her career-high with eight assists.
Six Panthers scored seven or more points in the game. Cynthia Wolf tallied a team-high seven rebounds.