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UNI Women Take Drake 62-43 for Fifth Win in a Row

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(Cedar Falls)(KWWL) The University of Northern Iowa women's basketball team held Drake to a season-low 43 points in a 62-43 win over the Bulldogs in Missouri Valley Conference action Thursday night in the McLeod Center. The win is the Panthers' fifth straight.

            Jacqui Kalin led the Panthers with 15 points, and Nicole Clausen added 12, all scored from behind the arc. K.K. Armstrong added 13 points and three assists, and Erin Brocka finished with 11 rebounds, five points, five steals and five blocked shots for the Panthers.

            Kristin Turk led Drake (13-11, 6-8 MVC) with 14 points and seven rebounds. Jordann Plummer finished with nine points for the Bulldogs.

            Clausen made her first two three-point attempts, and K.K. Armstrong sank a floater at the free-throw line to give UNI (12-12, 8-5 MVC) an early 8-2 lead. Drake chipped away, and at 7:27, Kristin Turk hit a free throw to tie the game at 15-15. Clausen hit a three on the Panthers' next possession to put UNI back in front, 18-15.

            Drake's Alex Montgomery and Kalin traded baskets to keep the difference at three. Kalin found Wypiszynski posted up under the basket on an inbounds play, and her layup put the Panthers in front by five. Katelin Oney corralled an offensive rebound, and her putback gave UNI a 24-17 lead with 1:59 on the clock.

            Monique Jones ended the Panther run with a layup, but Brocka hit a three at the other end to extend UNI's lead to 27-19. Neither team scored in the final minute to send the Panthers into the break with an eight-point lead.

            Kalin gave UNI its first double-digit lead with a layup on the Panthers' first possession of the second half. After a defensive stop, Clausen hit her fourth three to put the Panthers in front, 32-19.

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