Doane held a +22 rebound advantage for the game and pulled down 23 offensive rebounds as the Tigers took care of Nebraska Wesleyan, 90-68, in GPAC women's basketball action on Wednesday night (Jan. 11) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
The Tigers (9-6, 5-5) extend their winning streak over the Prairie Wolves (5-10, 2-8) in Lincoln as they have defeated NWU at home every year since 2001.
Just like the most recent home loss for NWU, the Prairie Wolves were right in the game before half down just seven points with 3:37 to play. Doane ended the half on a 10-3 run to go up by 14 points, 47-33 at halftime. The Tigers then scored the first five points of the second half to go up 19 points and they would never look back.
NWU shot 50 percent in the first half, but it was the rebounding and turnovers that allowed the Tigers to pull away.
Doane shot just 39.7 percent as a team for the game, but they had nearly as many offensive rebounds as total rebounds for the Prairie Wolves with 23 offensive boards.
For NWU, Shea Rasmussen led the way with 17 points, while Queen Ohamara came off the bench to score 12 points.
Four players reached double figures for Doane led by Madara Upeniece who had 19 off the bench.