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Midland surges past BCU in fourth

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SIOUX CITY -- A 9-0 run in the fourth quarter pushed Midland past Briar Cliff 80-77 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference women's basketball game Wednesday at the Newman Flanagan Center.

Briar Cliff nursed a 66-60 lead early in the fourth quarter before suffering through a nearly four-minute scoring drought it couldn't recover from.

Midland took the lead for good on a three-pointer from Joelle Overkamp at the 3:42 mark.

The visiting Warriors outscored the Chargers 27-18 in the final 10 minutes, hitting 15 of 17 from the free throw line while going 31 for 34 overall from the foul line in the win.

Midland (11-13, 6-8) had four players record double figures led by Amanda Hansen with 20.

Johanna Vaske led Briar Cliff (8-15, 5-8) with 24 points, her first double figure outing in the last seven games. Faith Troshynski tallied a career-high 19 points, nailing five of the Chargers nine three-pointers in the contest. Alyssa Carley and Logan Ehlers came off the bench to record 12 points apiece while Ehlers had 10 rebounds.

Julie Targy recorded 10 points to go with a career-high nine assists in Briar Cliff's fourth straight loss.


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