Bentz-Laub’s buzzer-beater lifts Blue Hawks women's basketball
BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Dickinson State women's basketball team defeated Rocky Mountain College 65-64 on Friday thanks to Ashley Bentz-Laub's game-winning shot in the paint with fewer than five seconds to play.
BILLINGS, Mont. - The Dickinson State women’s basketball team defeated Rocky Mountain College 65-64 on Friday thanks to Ashley Bentz-Laub’s game-winning shot in the paint with fewer than five seconds to play.
The Bears led most of the way until the Blue Hawks battled to a tie at 63. RMC’s Hailee Farstveet, a Beach native, hit one of two free throws for a short-lived 64-63 advantage. DSU’s Taylor Henningsgard drove the lane on the next possession, but her shot rimmed out and fell into the hands of Megan Klein. In a scramble for the ball, the Blue Hawks called a timeout with 7.1 seconds remaining.
Bentz-Laub took the inbounds pass while driving into the lane and hit it off the glass with 4.9 seconds left. A heave at the buzzer fell no good for RMC.
Dickinson State scored just seven points in the second quarter but made up for it late, scoring 24 in the fourth while holding the Bears to just eight.
Bentz-Laub finished with five points while Henningsgard tallied 25 points with four assists and Klein scored 20 with 13 rebounds.
Four Bears scored in double-figures, led by Jayde LeFevre with 14.
Dickinson State 65, Rocky Mountain College 64
DSU 18 7 16 24
RMC 21 12 23 8
DSU: Taylor Henningsgard 25, Megan Klein 20, Paitton Herbst 6, Lorna Shepherd 6, Ashley Bentz-Laub 5, Leslie Beaudoin 2, MacKayla Feeney 1.
RMC: Jayde LeFevre 14, Mikayla Jones 13, Keisha Engelhardt 12, Hailee Farstveet 11, Eboney Jackson 6, Justyn Juhn 5, Alecia Chamberlin 3.
3-pointers: DSU 7-26 (Shepherd 1-6, Fenney 0-4, Henningsgard 4-5, Bentz-Laub 0-4, Herbst 2-6, Rachael McDonough 0-1), RMC 6-23 (Chamberlin 0-2, Farstveet 0-5, Jones 1-4, Engelhardt 2-4, LeFevre 3-7, Juhl 0-1). Free throws: DSU 8-13, RMC 10-14. Total fouls: DSU 13, RMC 13. Rebounds: DSU 37 (Klein 13), RMC 32 (two tied, 6). Assists: DSU 15 (Shepherd 5), RMC 9 (Chamberlin 3). Steals: DSU 5 (Beaudoin 2, Henningsgard 2), RMC 6 (Chamberlin 3). Blocks: DSU 4 (Klein 2), RMC 0. Turnovers: DSU 10, RMC 11.