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After opening the season with five wins, the women's basketball team dropped their third straight game on Friday afternoon, falling to No. 16 Southwestern College, 76-62, in Winfield, Kansas. The Tigers had beaten the Moundbuilders to open the season in Crete.
Doane jumped out early, leading 13-7 four minutes into the game. However, fouls were not on the Tigers' side as they were called for four during the same stretch. All the fouls led to free throws as the Moundbuilders converted 5-of-8. Southwestern went on an 11-2 run over the next five minutes to take an 18-15 lead over Doane.
The Tigers tied the game 18-all on a Jackie Allgood three-point basket but the Tigers were able to make only two field goals over the final 11 minutes of the first half. Meanwhile, Southwestern closed the half on a 24-7 run. The Moundbuilders were 13-of-17 from the free throw line while Doane was 2-of-2. The Tigers were also hurt by turnovers, committing 14 in the first half.
Early in the second half, Doane had a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 48-40 as Cali Bellar posted seven points during the stretch. Free throws and turnovers again played a factor in the half. Doane committed 15 turnovers in the second half and finished the game with 29. Southwestern also shot 14-of-23 from the free throw line while Doane was able to go 15-of-16. It was the foul trouble that hurt the Tigers in reference to the free throw line in the second half as two players fouled out.
Bellar recorded a team-high 17 points while Savannah Lohmeier added 15 points, 10 from the free throw line, and nine assists. Lohmeier also had a team-best seven rebounds in the game. Hannah Dostal led the team with three steals.
Doane shot 37-percent for the game and 94-percent from the free throw line. Southwestern hit 35-percent of their shots and 68-percent at the free throw line. Points off turnovers were in favor of Southwestern, 33-12.
The Moundbuilders received 19 points from Zefiryn Bryan off the bench and 18 points from Jana Reichenberger. The duo combined for 16 rebounds, led by Reichenberger's nine as Southwestern out-rebounded the Tigers, 46-38, but 22-10 in offensive boards.
Doane will face Park University on Saturday afternoon in Parkville, Missouri.