Lady Jays outlast Mt. Marty JV, 76-75
YANKTON, S.D. — It was a struggle, but the Minnesota West women's basketball team trimmed host Mount Marty JV 76-75 Tuesday night while overcoming a 12-point deficit with about five minutes remaining in the game.
The Lady Jays' press, which created several turnovers, turned the tide to improve West's record to 8-1. Dannyn Peterson hit three free throws in the last 19 seconds to give the visitors the lead.
"We struggled mightily at the line tonight as we were 32 of 53 from the free throw line," said head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka. "We attacked the basket hard, but just couldn't finish."
Tia Murray led Minnesota West with 24 points, performing admirably on both ends of the floor. Olivia Hayenga had 16 points and Peterson 12. Audrey Drapeau played well off the bench.