CRETE, Neb. – Midland University used a strong second half to get past Doane University on Wednesday night. After trailing by eight at the halftime break, the Warriors outscored the home team by 13 in the third on their way to an 88-77 road win. Midland improves to 6-4 (1-2 GPAC) on the season while Doane falls to 4-6 (0-4 GPAC).
The Warriors got in early foul trouble with 12 whistles coming their way in the first 20 minutes of play. That led to 13 attempts from the line for the Tigers were the converted on 11. On the other end Midland went 5-5 from the charity strip in the first half after Doane was called for just eight fouls.
During the second half the fouling trend continued as the two teams went to the line a combined 27 times. Midland took advantage hitting 16 of 23 while limiting the Tigers to just six shots from the free throw line.
“We were not very good defensively in the first half,” head coach Shawn Gilbert stated. “Doane did a great job of attacking us and we didn’t respond very well. In the third quarter we reestablished ourselves defensively and kept them off of the line. We played tough the last five minutes of the game, executed well and go the victory.”
Joelle Overkamp led all scorers with 26 points in the game. She added seven rebounds, four steal and a pair of assists. Maddie Egr, who was saddled with foul trouble in the first half scored all 15 of her points in the second while Madison Severson and Megan Kucks both score in double-digits with 13 and 12 respectively. Kucks also dished out a team high five assists.
Midland will be on the road once again this weekend as they travel to take on No. 10 Morningside (9-2, 4-0 GPAC) on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 2:00 p.m. in Sioux City, Iowa.
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.