Lady Panthers continue road stint at Rockhurst, Sat., 1 pm

Drury Lady Panthers Game Preview
#2 Drury Lady Panthers (19-1, 12-0) at Rockhurst Hawks (9-10, 4-7) 
Sat., Jan. 28, 2023 – 1 pm – Kansas City, Mo.    
 
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Lady Panthers continue road stint with trip to Rockhurst
Drury plays their second of three-straight road games on Saturday when they take on Rockhurst at 1 pm in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
The Lady Panthers are ranked second in NCAA-II and enter the game with a 15-game winning streak. Drury is 19-1 and 12-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. They continued their run on Thursday with an 80-54 victory at Southwest Baptist.
 
Rockhurst is 9-10 and 4-7 in the GLVC. The Hawks took down Missouri S&T on Thursday, 72-65, at home in their last game. Rockhurst is 6-3 at Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse this year.
 
After Saturday’s game, Drury travels to Missouri S&T for a 5:30 pm game on Feb. 2.
 
Last Game
Drury 80 Southwest Baptist 54 (Thur. at SBU)
— Drury trailed 31-27 at halftime marking only the third time this year they’ve been behind at the half
— Freshman Rhi Gibbons came off of the bench to score a career-high 20 points
— Kaylee DaMitz-Holt added 19 points and hit four three-pointers
— DU held SBU to 37 percent shooting as the Bearcats went 16 for 43 from the field and 0 for 9 from three-point range
 
All-Time series
Drury leads the all-time series against Rockhurst 42-2. The Lady Panthers won all three games against the Hawks last year as they swept the regular season series and won their GLVC Quarterfinal match-up in Edwardsville, Ill. Drury lost their first-ever game against Rockhurst on Jan. 27, 2001, then didn’t lose to the Hawks again until Feb. 2, 2021, when the Lady Panthers fell at home 75-69, snapping a 74-game home-court winning streak.
 
Last Year’s Series
Drury 73 Rockhurst 44 (Dec. 4, 2021 at DU)
— Drury took command in the second quarter outscoring the Hawks 22-3 in the period
— Paige Robinson had 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists
— The Lady Panthers shot just 34 percent going 24 for 69 from the field and 5 for 23 from three-point range
— Rockhurst went 17 for 53 from the floor (32 percent) and was 3 for 16 from behind the arc
 
Drury 76 Rockhurst 69 (Jan. 15, 2022 at RU)
— Drury trailed 22-8 after the first quarter, and were down by as much as 19 in the first half
— Alana Findley scored her career-high 32 points and added 7 rebounds and 2 steals
— Drury was without Paige Robinson and Kaylee DaMitz-Holt
— Molly Hummel led Rockhurst with 18 points and 9 rebounds
— The Lady Panthers were 1 for 12 from three-point range
 
Drury 92 Rockhurst 55 (March 3, 2022, GLVC Quarterfinals)
 — Drury burst to a 24-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and did not allow a made field goal in the opening period
— Paige Robinson scored 22 points while Alana Findley added 20
— The Lady Panthers shot 54 percent (35 for 65), while holding the Hawks to 28 percent (15 for 53)
 
QUICK FACTS
Records
Drury: 19-1, 12-0, ranked #2 NCAA-II
RU: 9-10, 4-7
 
Head Coaches
Drury: Amy Eagan (3rd yr., 75-8/14th yr., 262-150)
RU: Larry Park (14th year, 141-220)
 
Streak
Drury: Won 15
RU: Won 1
 
Last Five Games
Drury: 5-0
RU: 2-3
 
All-Time Record
Drury 42-2
 
2021-22 Series
Drury 73 Rockhurst 44 (Dec. 4, 2021 at DU)
Drury 76 Rockhurst 69 (Jan. 15, 2022 at RU)
Drury 92 Rockhurst 55 (Mar. 3, 2022, GLVC q’finals)
 
Next Game
Drury at Missouri S&T – Thur., Feb. 2
5:30 pm – Rolla, Mo. 
 
 
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