Mary Ann Mitchell, Associate Director of Athletics for Communications
ST. LOUIS – The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s basketball team had three players record double-doubles as the Tritons rallied back from a 10-point deficit en route to 67-62 win over Davenport on Saturday.
UMSL (1-1) outscored the visiting Panthers(0-2), 38-23, in the second half, including 24-10 in the third quarter in which they shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13).
Davenport owned a 39-29 halftime advantage after clinging to a 21-19 lead after the first quarter. The Panthers outscored the Tritons, 18-10, in the second quarter after shooting 53.8 percent, while limiting UMSL to 28.6 percent shooting.
UMSL went on a 17-4 run over the final 4:55 of the third quarter, holding the Panthers to just four free throws during that stretch. They took a 50-49 lead they would not relinquish with 34 seconds on the clock on a pair of Danielle Berry free throws and held a 53-49 advantage going into the final 10 minutes.
The run continued in the start of the fourth quarter with seven straight to open the frame.
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UMSL travels to Purdue Northwest on Friday at 5 p.m.