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Women's basketball: Dragons rally to force OT but lose to Mustangs

Minnesota State Moorhead came back from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter but Southwest Minnesota State was too strong in overtime on Friday.

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MARSHALL, Minn. — Minnesota State Moorhead rallied from nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter but Southwest Minnesota State was too strong in the overtime and pulled out an 82-75 win in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game on Friday at the R/A Facility.

The Mustangs led by 13 points with 1:25 left in the third and took a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter. But the Dragons rallied to outscore the Mustangs 18-9 in the fourth, with Peyton Boom hitting a jumper in the paint with 1:24 left to tie it 66-66 and force OT.

The Mustangs outscored the Dragons 14-3 in the first three minutes of overtime and cruised to the win.

Jenna Borchers led the Mustangs with 22 points, Sam Wall had 19 points and Bri Stoltzman finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Boom led the Dragons with 20 points and she had 10 rebounds and three blocks. Natalie Jen's had 17 points, five rebound and four assists, Mariah McKeever had 12 points and seven rebounds and Olivia Skibiel had nine points and 11 boards.

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The Dragons fell to 5-6 in the NSIC and 8-7 overall. Their weekend road trip continues at Sioux Falls at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.

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