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Drury Athletics | February 20, 2014

Dressler earns a career high to lead No. 8 Drury to victory

LIBERTY, Mo. -- Amber Dvorak and Bethanie Funderburk scored 20 points each and Hannah Dressler grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 8 Drury rolled to a 94-81 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory against William Jewell on Thursday night at the Mabee Center.

Drury improved to 22-2 overall and 14-2 in the GLVC with its sixth consecutive victory, while Jewell fell to 10-14 and 5-11.

Shelby White added 14 points (on 5 of 7 shooting) and Kylie Williamson had 13 points for the Lady Panthers, who led 51-37 at halftime.

"I told our team road wins in this league are hard to come by," Drury coach Steve Huber said. "I just don't think we can win an NCAA tournament if we're going to allow teams to shoot 47 percent and players to score 33 points [Jewell's Chelsea Meeks].

"I felt like the energy and excitement they brought for senior day wasn't here today."

Drury shot 56 percent from the field (34 of 61) for the game, and commanded the boards 41-25, paced by the freshman Dressler's effort. Sanayika Shields added seven rebounds.

Chelsea Meeks had a game-high 33 points for the Cardinals, who got 14 points from Aerial Smith and 12 points from Cassy Nicolay.

Drury made 7 of 15 from 3-point range, including a 6-for-10 effort in the first half, when the Lady Panthers led by as many as 19 points (42-23).