By Michelle Dreiling
It was a nail biter. The women’s basketball team’s game against Doane College Tuesday kept many fans on the edge of their seat. Doane started the game by sinking two quick field goals in the first minute and a half. This caused head women’s basketball coach Dave Denly to become very excited in his coaching, which continued most of the first half. The Builders gained momentum at the 11 minute mark with a field goal, quick steal, and a three-pointer all within 20 seconds of each other. The Builders went into halftime leading 30-20.
The second half found the teams with slightly less intensity than the first. The score continued to creep up on both sides, with no more than an 11 point margin throughout the entire second half. Both teams had 20 or more turnovers for the game, with most of the Builders’ coming in the second half. Southwestern pulled off the win, gaining scoring momentum in the last few minutes with a runaway layup from Tylar Hartfield, junior forward, assisted by Jasmine Manuel, junior guard. Final score of the game was 61-52. Lead scorers were Jasmine Jackson, sophomore forward, with 15 points and Catherine Haikin, sophomore guard, with 14 points. Lead rebounder was Jackson with 14 total rebounds, and most steals goes to Jasmine Manuel, junior guard, with five for the game.
The Builders take on 0-3 Washburn University Nov. 21 in Topeka.
Michelle Dreiling is a senior majoring in communication. You may e-mail her at email@example.com.