UW-River Falls wins ranked battle
Falcons’ Dohrn ties career high with 22 rebounds
LAS VEGAS -- No. 14 Wisconsin-River Falls came up with a big 60-50 win against No. 25 Thomas More on Wednesday at the D3Hoops.com Classic.
Maranda Dohrn had a tied her career high in rebounds with 22. She also scored 11 points, earning her second double-double of the year.
The Falcons led throughout and had a 16-15 lead with 4:50 to go.
UWRF outscored Thomas More 12-6 the in the last four-plus minutes of the first half. Dohrn hit a layup with 3:50 to go and Brittany Gregorich followed with two free throws to put the Falcons ahead, 20-15.
Tiffany Gregorich then hit a jumper to make it a 22-15 game. After a Saints basket, she buried a three to extend the lead.
Brittany Gregorich hit a free throw with 1:18 to go, and with 17 seconds to play she hit two more free throws to end the first-half scoring. UWRF went into halftime up 28-19.
The Falcons had a strong 13-0 run early in the second half to take control of the contest.
Thomas More got to within 10, 45-35 with about six minutes to play, but the Falcons scored the next six points to take a 51-35 lead.
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Later the Saints cut the lead to single digits, nine (51-42), with about two minutes to play. But the Falcons hit some key free throws to put the game away.
The Falcons were 7-8 at the line in the last two minutes with Brittany Gregorich going 4-4 and Holst 3-4.
Holst led the Falcons with 17 points. Brittany Gregorich had 13 points and Tiffany Gregorich, who led UWRF with five assists, added 10 giving the Falcons four players scoring in double figures.
UWRF finished with 53 rebounds in the contest, 18 coming on the offensive end. The 53 rebounds tied a single game high for the Falcons this year.
Thomas More was led by Allison Long who scored 12 points. The loss was just the second of the year for the Saints who are now 8-2 overall.
The Falcons held the Saints leading scorer, Katie Kitchen, to just eight points. She was averaging 17 points going into the game.