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DSU women’s basketball drops close contest

FOREST CITY, Iowa -- After falling to Viterbo University (Wis.) by just two points the night before, the Dickinson State women's basketball team lost another tight game, 68-65 to Waldorf University (Iowa) on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Hanson Fieldhouse.

FOREST CITY, Iowa - After falling to Viterbo University (Wis.) by just two points the night before, the Dickinson State women’s basketball team lost another tight game, 68-65 to Waldorf University (Iowa) on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Hanson Fieldhouse.

After three, the Blue Hawks held a small 50-45 advantage. Less than two minutes into the final quarter, back-to-back 3-pointers from the Warriors tied the game at 54 before pulling away for good.

The Blue Hawks, paced by senior forward Rojin Karahan with 11 points, were more efficient than the Warriors, shooting 45 percent from the field. Meanwhile, Waldorf shot 41.5 percent, but attempted and made more threes than the Blue Hawks.

Michaela Graffunder, who netted a game-high 23 points went 3-for-5 from deep, accounting for a third of the Warriors nine 3-pointers.

Results SaturdayWaldorf (Iowa) 68, Dickinson State 65DSU 14 18 18 15WU 16 13 16 23DSU (10-16, 3-8 NSAA): Rojin Karahan 11, Ashlie Larson 10, Anna Jofresa 9, Lacey Waid 8, Celeste Pantoja 8, Kyley Verploegen 6, Caleigh McClenahan 4, Brook Janz 4, Riley Helmick 3, Danielle Wallace 2.WU (12-10, 7-4 NSAA):  Michaela Graffunder 23, Ameh Ogbemudia 14, Kayley Cravens 14.Total fouls: DSU 15, WU 6. 3-point goals: DSU 5-14 (Larson 2-2), WU 9-24 (Cravens 4-6). Rebounds: DSU 35 (Larson, Verploegen 7), WU 40 (Taylor Fricke 9). Assists: DSU 10 (Larson, Pantoja 3), WU 18 (Graffunder 6). Steals: DSU 11 (Pantoja 5), WU 9 (Marisela Perez 4). Blocks: DSU 3 (McClenahan 2), WU 1 (Ogbemudia). Turnovers: DSU 16, WU 17.

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