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No. 24 Drake women leave Evansville behind in second half

February 23, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sara Rhine scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds and No. 24 Drake used a big third quarter to pull away from Evansville in a 66-39 victory on Friday night.

The Bulldogs (20-5, 12-1 Missouri Valley Conference) outscored the Purple Aces 25-3 in the third quarter with 10-of-17 shooting while Evansville (3-22, 1-13) was going 1 of 8 with seven turnovers, five coming off steals. Evansville finished with only 13 points in the second half.

Brenni Rose added 13 points and Sammie Bachrodt 11, with both making three 3-pointers for the Bulldogs, who won their sixth straight game and reached 20 victories for the fifth straight season. It was Drake’s ninth straight win over Evansville.

Brooke Bishop scored 10 points and was the only Evansville player in double figures.

Evansville trailed by only 28-26 at halftime before Drake’s third-quarter surge.