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Women’s Basketball Defeats Iowa State, 86-81

first_img Photo Gallery The Cyclones have made at least 200 three-pointers in 16 straight seasons, an NCAA record. But on Sunday, Drake outscored Iowa State 45-24 from three-point range, hitting big shots from distance in key moments. PDF Box Score Brenni Rose swished home a three-pointer to open the scoring for the Bulldogs, an indication of things to come. Iowa State would lead by as many as eight points in the opening quarter. Story Links Live Stats Praise 940 AM ESPN+ at South Dakota 11/13/2019 – 7 PM Watch Live The Bulldogs, who beat South Dakota State in their season opener Friday at the Knapp, have two wins over NCAA Tournament teams from one year ago. But the Cyclones showed their mettle by earning trips to the free throw line, whittling away at Drake’s lead, twice getting within one point. Collier delivered a trey from the left wing to boost Drake’s advantage back to 73-69, and moments later Hannah Fuller connected on another triple.Three seniors—Rhine, Rose, and Hittner—brought Drake home with big buckets late. Rose found Rhine for a layup with 2:27 remaining before delivering a dagger 3 on the next possession that brought the Knapp Center crowd of 4,647 to its feet. Rose then delivered a beautiful pass to a cutting Rhine for another layup, capping a 7-0 run and giving the Bulldogs an 83-75 lead with 1:06 remaining. HTML Box Score center_img Drake travels to South Dakota on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tipoff against the Coyotes. The Bulldogs will look for their third win in a row against a 2019 NCAA Tournament team. The midweek game will be available on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Drake continued its scoring attack by converting 5-of-10 three-point attempts in the third quarter as the Bulldogs’ lead ballooned to 17 points at one point. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Drake used its perimeter prowess to reel off an 11-2 run in the second quarter to snatch the lead back for good. Kierra Collier found Becca Hittner trailing on the play, and Hittner delivered a deep three from near the half court logo. After Maggie Negaard nailed a corner three, the Cyclones responded with a layup, but Rhine followed with a three-pointer to give Drake a 31-28 lead midway through the second quarter. The Bulldogs would never relinquish that advantage and led 39-34 at halftime. Preview Sara Rhine led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting to go along with a game-high nine rebounds. She connected on 3-of-4 three-point tries (matching her career-high for makes) as the Bulldogs finished 15-of-34 (44.1 percent) from deep as a team. Iowa State made two late three-pointers but Hittner sealed the game with a driving lefty layup over the front of the rim and Monahan made of 1-of-2 free throws. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team claimed in-state bragging rights by knocking off the No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones, 86-81, on Sunday, Nov. 10 afternoon at the Knapp Center.last_img read more