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Knights Lose in Overtime to Dubuque

last modified 2011-12-12 07:36 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC women's basketball team lost a back-and-forth battle with Dubuque in overtime by the score of 73-69 Monday night.

Knights Lose in Overtime to Dubuque

Amanda Burk had 28 points and nine rebounds in a loss to Dubuque

MLC had a one-point halftime lead at 27-26, but the game opened up in the second half, with nine ties and nine lead changes in the final 20 minutes of regulation.

After the Spartans scored with just over a minute to take the lead, and pushed that lead to two points with 36 seconds to play in regulation, Hannah Hackbarth sent the game into overtime with a jump shot with 14 seconds to play to tie the game at 61-61.

The Knights held a four-point lead in the overtime period with 2:36 to play, but Amanda Burk committed her fifth foul of the game on a basket by the Spartans, helping them cut the lead to one point and sending the Knights' primary offense on the night to the sidelines.

The Knights held Dubuque to 2-8 shooting in the overtime period, but the Spartans went 8-11 from the free throw line to take the lead and eventually put the game away.

Burk led the MLC offense with a career-high 28 points on 9-16 shooting from the field and 10-10 shooting from the free throw line, and also added a team-high nine rebounds.

Alex Anthon joined her in double figures with 12 points, while Hackbarth led the bench scorers with 11.

With the loss, MLC dropped to 5-4, while Dubuque improved to 4-4 with the win.

MLC will return to action on Friday, December 16, when it hosts Wartburg for a game scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

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