It was a tail of two halves for the lady Bulldogs of Drake in first round game vs Rutgers. With both teams undefeated, it would almost seem Rutgers were on their way to a blowout win in the first half. The Scarlet Knights finished the half with a 44 to 29 lead over Drake shooting a red hot 62 percent from the field. Missouri Valley Conference MVP Becca Hittner was held to just 8 points.
Starting the third quarter Drake came out a different team on both ends of the floor. From playing great offense to being very energized on defense, the Bulldogs found themselves erasing a 14 point deficit. Becca Hittner, Sammy Bachrodt and Sara Rhine accounted for 40 of the team’s 48 points to end the quarter down by just 3 points.
with 6 minutes to go in the game Rutgers had 16 turnovers, Drake capitalized with 15 points off the mistakes made by the Scarlet Knight and took their first lead without looking back. The lady Bulldogs outscored Rutgers 21 to 8 in the 4 quarter to hand the Scarlet Knights their first loss on the season.
Drake will face off with Notre Dame in the second round of the TCL showcase tournament Nov. 23// 6:00pm