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No. 9 Delta State survives comeback to defeat UNA

CLEVELAND, Miss. -- Delta State survived a furious second half comeback by North Alabama to claim a 63-59 victory. Behind Seneca Walton's 14 points and nine rebounds, the Lady Statesmen remained undefeated in GSC play at 7-0 while improving to 12-1 overall. UNA slipped to 8-5 overall and 3-4 in league play.

After leading 31-22 at the break, the Lady Statesmen were in a fight to the final horn, as the Lions outscored DSU 37-32 in the second half. UNA, playing a physical style of offense in the second frame, took advantage of free throws to get back into the contest, hitting on 18-of-28.

UNA made a one possession game with 3.3 second left after Janae Lyde's bank shot made it 62-59.

After a UNA foul, DSU's Chelsey Rhodes made one of her two free throw attempts to make it a 4-point lead with 1.9 second left.

The Lions in-bounds pass would sail high as Rhodes picked it off to seal the 63-59 victory.

No. 10 Drury 86, Rockhurst 64

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Bethanie Funderburk scored 20 points to lead five Lady Panthers in double-figures as No. 10 Drury rolled to an 86-64 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory against Rockhurst on Thursday night at the O'Reilly Family Event Center.

Shelby White equalled her career-best with 16 points, Annie Armstrong had 13 points and a career-high nine rebounds, Amber Dvorak added 12 points and Paige Wilson had 10 points for the Lady Panthers, who improved to 13-1 overall and 5-1 in the GLVC.

Rockhurst fell to 5-6 and 0-6 with its 26th consecutive loss to the Lady Panthers in the all-time series.