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Texas Lutheran grabs overtime win at Johnson & Wales-Denver

Kasey Hairell
Kasey Hairell
DENVER -- Texas Lutheran rallied from an 11-point third quarter deficit, forced overtime with a late-regulation bucket, and prevailed in overtime 69-65 Friday evening at Johnson & Wales-Denver.
Cami Davis made a short jumper in the lane with 17 seconds to play, and TLU made a late defensive stop in regulation to get into the extra session.
TLU out-scored JWU-Denver 9-5 in the overtime to improve to 3-6 overall and to 1-1 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
JWU-Denver dropped to 0-7 overall and to 0-1 in the SCAC.
The Bulldogs trailed 60-54 with 1:32 remaining in regulation, but TLU closed out the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run.
Dominique Campos nailed a three-pointer with 53.6 seconds remaining in the fourth to pull TLU within two points.
Davis's tying bucket came off an inbounds pass from Morgan Rodriguez.
Heaven Dandridge came off the TLU bench to lead the Bulldogs in scoring. Dandridge scored 13 and made all four of her field goal attempts, including 3-for-3 from the three-point line.
Abby Hroch and Kasey Hairell each scored 11, and Davis poured in 10. Rodriguez added nine points and led TLU in rebounding, with 10.
Hroch pulled down eight rebounds, and Hairell added six boards.
The Bulldogs shot 39.4 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from the three-point line. JWU-Denver hit nine of its 30 three-point shots and shot 45 percent overall from the field.
TLU returns to Seguin for its next three conference games - against Trinity, Schreiner, and Southwestern. The Bulldogs face Trinity on Dec. 29, Schreiner on Dec. 30, and Southwestern on Jan. 3.