FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University’s women’s basketball team ended a season-high five game losing streak on Wednesday night with an 84-79 victory of the College of Saint Mary Flames. The Warriors used strong first and third quarters to improve to 9-11 (4-6 GPAC) on the season.
Maddie Egr had a strong night from the start, scoring 11 of her team-high 21 points in the first half. She was 8-12 from the field on the night and added 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Six of her rebounds came on the offensive end which turned into nine second chance points for the Warriors.
Midland held a 53-27 rebound advantage and a 19-2 advantage in second chance points. Both major keys to their close win.
Joelle Overkamp added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Warriors. She also dished out four assists to lead the team.
For the Flames, they were led by Miranda Acuna who had 29 points to lead all scorers. They also got a large amount of help from their bench as Tyler Sumpter and Ember Sloan both scored in double digits. Sumpter had 21 while Sloan added 12. CSM outscored Midland’s bench 41-12.
The Flames also got a chunk of their points off of turnovers. They scored 21 points off of 14 turnovers committed by the Warriors. Midland was only able to turn CSM over 10 times that resulted in nine points.
Next up for Midland is a road contest at No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan (15-4, 7-3 GPAC). The Warriors and Tigers will square off at The World’s Only Corn Palace on Sunday, January 14th. Tipoff is set for 2:00 p.m.