first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN+ Story Links HTML Box Score Next Game: Full Schedule Roster The road victory moved Drake (23-5, 15-1 MVC) into sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings heading into the final week of the regular season. Bachrodt knocked down a three-pointer 18 seconds out of halftime to give the Bulldogs their largest lead of the day at 21 points. However, the Lady Bears trimmed nine points off the lead heading into the fourth quarter as Drake was up 58-46 after three quarters. PDF Box Score In the fourth quarter, Missouri State cut its deficit to six points, but Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) buried a clutch three-pointer right in front of Drake’s bench to give it a 61-52 lead at the media timeout with 6:49 to play. The Bulldogs maintained a two possession lead the remainder of the game as twice the Lady Bears cut the deficit to four points, but each time Drake knocked down its free throws. The Bulldogs made 9-of-12 in the final quarter, including 9-of-10, in the final 2:14 of the contest. Bachrodt, Hittner, Monahan and Rose each made a pair while Rhine made one from the line. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The No. 23/23 Drake University women’s basketball team gutted out a hard-fought 70-61 win at Missouri State Sunday afternoon at JQH Arena. Missouri State (18-9, 14-2 MVC) had three players finish in double figures, led by Bryce Calip’s 17 points. Danielle Gitzen and Alexa Willard scored 13 and 10 points, respectively. In the second quarter, Rhine scored the last eight points of the period for the Bulldogs to lead 41-23 lead. Illinois State 3/7/2019 – 6 p.m. Watch Live At the start of the game, Drake grabbed an early lead of 10-2 as Hittner and Rhine each scored four points. The Bulldogs grabbed seven rebounds and scored four second chance points from those boards as the Lady Bears called timeout at 7:17 mark. Drake endured a mini scoring drought midway through the opening quarter, but closed with a 9-2 scoring run to lead 22-11 after one quarter. Rhine scored eight points and Hittner had six as six Bulldogs scored two or more points. Drake was paced by Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.), who scored a game-high 19 points. Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) had 17 points with 15 coming after halftime, including the Bulldogs’ first 11 points of the third quarter. Bachrodt made 6-of-10 shots, including three three-pointers and added three steals, two assists and two rebounds. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded her second double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) posted overall numbers of six points, seven rebounds and a team-high four assists.  Drake returns home for its final two games with Illinois State set to visit the Knapp Center Thursday at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs then close the regular season Saturday afternoon against Bradley at 2 p.m. Following the Bradley game, Drake will honor its four seniors, Bachrodt, Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.), Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa). Both home games will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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