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Women’s Basketball Visits Creighton on Thursday

first_imgStory Links OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University women’s basketball team takes on a familiar opponent in the Creighton Bluejays on Thursday, Nov. 16 night in D.J. Sokol Arena with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines and a free video stream is available on Jays Video. Drake Game Notes Live Stats Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) poured in a game-high 34 points to lead four Bulldogs in double-digit scoring. Wendell just missed a double-double, adding nine rebounds along with two assists. Her big game earned her the Missouri Valley Conference’s first player of the week award of the season and the 10th total in her decorated career. Sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) also just missed a double-double with 16 points and eight rebounds. Senior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded a points/assists double-double with 13 points and 13 assists. Ingle moved to No. 3 all-time in school history in career assists as she now has 547, passing former standout Stephanie Schmitz (1998-02, 546). Sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) added 14 points with 12 in the second half and knocked down three key three-pointers. Listen Live center_img Drake (1-0) is making the trip to Omaha off a 99-91 comeback win at North Dakota on Nov. 11 in the 2016-17 season-opener. The Bulldogs trailed the Fighting Hawks, 71-69, at the end of the three quarters of play, but completed the comeback by outscoring them, 30-20, in the final quarter to secure the victory. Drake held UND scoreless for nearly four minutes towards the end of the contest. The victory helped Drake claim three votes in Monday’s USA TODAY Sports NCAA Division I Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. Creighton (0-2) was a member of the Missouri Valley Conference until July, 2013 when the Bluejays departed the MVC for the BIG EAST Conference. Creighton is the preseason favorite in the BIG EAST. The two schools have continued their longstanding rival by playing each other every season since the Bluejays departure. Drake leads the all-time series, 39-25 including an 81-72 win in Des Moines last season. Thursday is the home opener for the Bluejays who have dropped road games at South Dakota State and at Wichita State. Brianna Rollerson leads the team at 12.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Live Video Following Thursday’s game, Drake travels to Iowa State on Sunday night. Tipoff with the Cyclones is scheduled for 6 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more