Women’s Basketball Visits No. 11/11 Oregon Sunday in Second Round of WNIT

December 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFollowing Sunday’s game in Eugene, Drake will continue play in the WNIT with opponent, date, and start time to be announced. Print Friendly Version EUGENE, Ore. – The Drake University women’s basketball team visits No. 11/11 Oregon Sunday in the second round of the 2017 preseason WNIT. Drake (1-0) held off Milwaukee, 77-73, Friday night to advance to face Oregon (1-0), a 2017 Elite Eight participant. Live Stats After sitting out most of last season due to injury, redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) led the Drake with 19 points on a 9-of-11 shooting performance. Rhine also added a team-high eight rebounds. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) both recorded double-digits with 13 and 12 points, respectively. In her first career start, Rose dished out a career-high five assists while Bachrodt, Hittner, and freshman Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) added four each as the team racked up 23 assists on 29 field goals while shooting 46.8% from the floor. The Bulldogs held a 10-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter against the Panthers. However, Milwaukee came all the way back to within two points with just under two minutes left. Drake answered with a couple defensive stops and Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) each made a pair of free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the win. Drake Game Notes Pac 12 Live Video The win was extra special as it was head coach Jennie Baranczyk’s 100th career win. Plus, prior the game, the program’s 2017 MVC and NCAA banners were dropped from the Knapp Center rafters. Following the conclusion of the game, a ring ceremony was held to recognize student-athletes, coaches and support staff from last season’s team that had one of the greatest seasons in school history. Drake and Oregon have played each other five times with the Ducks, owning a 3-2 advantage. The series started in 1982, but the teams have played just twice since 2005 with Oregon winning both games. The last game was Dec. 14, 2006 in Des Moines. Live Audio Oregon returns 100 percent of its scoring and rebounding from last season’s team that advanced to the school’s first-ever Elite 8 with upsets of Duke, Maryland and Temple before losing to NCAA runner-ups, Connecticut. The Ducks blew out CSU Northridge, 91-43, in their WNIT-opener Friday night as five different players scored 10 or more points. Preseason WNIT Championship bracket Story Linkslast_img



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