Midland University rebounded from a first-round loss to Clarke University to defeat Saint Ambrose 82-75 on Sunday in the Viterbo Invitational in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Midland shot just 42 percent from the field, but forced 24 turnovers in the win.

Joelle Overkamp led four Midland players in double figures with 20 points. West Point native Amanda Hansen added 16 points, five steals and three assists. Sam Ashida came off the bench to score 11 points while Maddie Egr had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Warriors trailed 43-36 at halftime, but forced 10 turnovers in the third quarter. The game was tied at 60, but Ashida hit a free throw and nailed a 3-point basket to give MU a 64-60 advantage entering the final period.

Overkamp’s 3 with 7:59 left in the final quarter stretched the lead to 67-60 and the Lady Warriors protected the lead.

On Saturday, the Lady Warriors led by six with 5:02 remaining, but the Pride rallied for the victory.

Kea Whittington led Clarke with 30 points and five assists. Natasha Adams had 17 points.

“Tonight was a hard fought win,” Clarke coach Courtney Boyd said in a release. “Midland is a good team and they forced us into situations that we haven’t seen yet.”

Overkamp paced MU with 18 points, five steals and 12 rebounds. Hansen had 17 points while Egr, a Yutan native, had 12 points and seven rebounds. Tara Cannon added eight off the bench.

The Lady Warriors, 3-2, will begin Great Plains Athletic Conference play on Wednesday night when they face Concordia at 6 in Seward. MU will have its home opener at 4 Saturday afternoon against Dakota State.


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