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Basketball teams host senior day

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Senior Lauren Schmidt (40) looks for a teammate to pass the ball to. 

Doane basketball hosted their annual senior day game this past Saturday. The women’s team had four seniors recognized while the men had three.

The men secured a 55-49 victory over Mount Marty.

Sophomore Nick Kornieck (23) lead the Tigers in scoring, putting up 17 points. Kornieck also earned his 1,000th college point against the Lancers.

“We felt like we were the better team and just wanted to execute plays perfectly,” Kornieck said.

Kornieck said that during the week the team focused on shot repetition and individually getting better in specific areas. Additionally, he said that because it was senior day, the atmosphere was different than usual.

“It was cool to play tonight for the seniors,” Kornieck said. “It was a loud crowd, (with) a lot of fans and families coming to support the team.”

According to sophomore Trace Tupper (50) added 15 points for the Tigers and lead the team with 8 rebounds. Senior Koh Flippin (24) provided an extra 11.

“We have 3 games left and we just wanna win out,” Flippin said. “It was a good game but we will be looking to move ahead.”

Kornieck added that the team must “win out” the rest of the season if they would like a chance at the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament.

The men will play against Haskell Indian Nations University at Doane next Monday Feb, 11th.

The women’s team came up short against Mount Marty losing the match 69-63.

Senior Sidney Blackburn (23) put up 20 points and was the leading scorer for Doane.

Sophomore Haylee Heits (43) was responsible for 15 of the 21 points that came from the bench for the Lady Tigers.

Senior Lauren Schmidt (40) finished the game with a team high of 7 rebounds, while Senior Mayme Conroy (5) lead the team with 4 steals.

The Lady Tigers will continue their season in a GPAC match against Morningside College on Feb 13th.