DRAKE 98, LIBERTY 68
Des Moines, IA – Drake bolted out of the starting gates, scoring 28 first quarter points. The final three quarters were a mirror of the first as the Bulldogs secured the win over Liberty, 98-68.
KK Barbour put forth her best effort as did Keyen Green and Kierra Johnson-Graham for the Lady Flames. All three managed to score in double figures, Barbour leading the way with 16. Liberty did outscore the Bulldogs in paint on Friday, 38-30.
Drake came away with 13 steals on the night, six of them from Sammie Bachrodt, who also had a game-high 18 points. In total, five Bulldog players climbed into double figures. The aggressive offense from Drake led to a large margin at the free throw line. The Bulldogs (20-25) attempted 15 more than the Lady Flames (7-10).
Both schools end their respective 2017 Preseason WNIT campaigns and venture forward toward a succefull year in conference.