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Knights Come From Behind to Beat Northland

last modified 2012-01-13 07:59 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. – The MLC women’s basketball team used a 14-2 run in the second half to erase a ten-point deficit on the way to a 59-55 win over Northland Friday night

Knights Come From Behind to Beat Northland

Hannah Hackbarth helped lead the Knights in a comeback win over Northland

The first half was a defensive battle, with Northland heading into halftime with a one-point lead at 25-24 after neither team was able to top 40 percent from the field.

The Knights started slow in the second half and found themselves trailing 40-30, but a 14-2 run led by Amanda Burk, Hannah Hackbarth and a halfcourt trap on defense to put the Knights right back into the game.

With the score tied 51-51 and just over three minute to play, Erica Babinec gave the Knights the lead with a three-point play, a lead they would not relinquish down the stretch on the way to the win.

Babinec led the way for MLC with 18 points on 8-17 shooting from the field, while Burk added 15 points in just 20 minutes due to foul trouble for much of the second half. Alex Anthon scored 14 for the Knights, nine of which came in the first half.

With the win, MLC improved to 7-5 on the season and 2-0 in the UMAC, while Northland dropped to 4-8 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

MLC will return to action tomorrow (Saturday, January 14) when it hosts St. Scholastica for a game scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

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