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Women's basketball: Final-second free throws lift Central Michigan over Bison

The Chippewas' Sydney Harris sank three free throws with one second remaining and Central Michigan bested NDSU by one on Saturday.

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Sydney Harris drained three free throws with one second left and Central Michigan defeated North Dakota State 66-65 on Saturday in a non-conference game at McQuirk Arena.

The Bison trailed by nine points at halftime but outscored the Chippewas 21-10 in the third quarter, then in the fourth built the lead to eight points with 7:26 to play.

But Central Michigan shaved the Bison lead to 65-63, Harris drew a shooting foul and hit all three free throws.

Elle Evans led the Bison with 17 points and also had five rebounds and five assists. Emily Behnke had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and she had three steals.

Heaven Hamling had 11 points, three assists and two steals and Taylor Brown finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

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The Bison are 6-2 overall and play next at Northern Iowa at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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