Dec. 30, 2002
Truman Women's Basketball Teams Picks 80-76 Overtime Win in MIAA Opener
Midway through the second half, the Truman Bulldogs used 8-0 and 7-0 runs to overcome a 15-point deficit and tie the score, sending the MIAA women's basketball opener into overtime before pulling out an 80-76 win at Central Missouri this evening.
Senior forward Jennifer Fisher (Fordland, Mo.) came off the bench and tied the score at 70 with less than a second remaining. Guards Keagan Thalin and Kelli Floyd (Kirksville, Mo.) combined to go 7-of-8 from the line as the 'Dogs made 8-of-10 free throws in the extra session to seal the win.
Thalin led the team with 16 points, going 5-of-7 from the field and the line, and sinking her only three-point attempt. A total of four 'Dogs scored in double figures as junior forward Annie Westhoff (Webster Groves, Mo.) had 15 points, sophomore Jamie Huffman (St. Peters, Mo.) had 14 and junior transfer Sarah Sommer had 13.
Fisher had nine points and a team-best eight rebounds, while Huffman was 8-of-10 from the free throw line.
It was just the fifth win in the 47-game series and snapped a five-game losing streak to the Jennies. The 'Dogs last win over the CMSU was in Warrensburg on Jan. 5, 2000, 72-70.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Jan. 4 at Washburn (Kan.) and open at home on Jan. 8 vs. Northwest Missouri.
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