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Women topple Hesston in overtime, 3-0 on the year

08 November 2012

The Women's Basketball team traveled to Hesston for their first true road game on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Larks were 2-0 and came in averaging 85 points per game. It was their "community night" which meant free admission for anyone in town and was a good basketball environment.

The first half was a little sloppy back and forth as neither team could quite settle in with a lot of whistles from the officials. The Beavers managed to take a slim 33-31 lead to the break despite three of the starters being in foul trouble.

"In the second half Pratt did a better job of getting ball inside to get easy looks with their height advantage," said Taylor High, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach. "Unfortunately the Beavers continued to turn the ball over too much though, and could not convert on some of those easy looks letting Hesston hang around."

With the game tied 62 all in the last minute both teams had multiple chances to pull ahead but couldn't finish, forcing overtime.

In OT the Larks jumped out to a quick three point lead but the Pratt defense locked down from there and held Hesston scoreless the last 2 minutes of the extra session.

On the offensive end the Beavers found their way to the free throw line time and
time again by attacking inside, and went 9-11 from the stripe to get a hard fought 71-65 win.

Maddie Pendry led the Beaver's attack once more with 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Tatiana Grant added 15 points and 9 rebounds of her own.

The ladies are back in action at home Saturday night against Bethany College at 6:00 p.m.