SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – The No. 3 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team looked to its bench for offensive firepower in a Great Plains Athletic Conference battle. Senior forward Kristin Sabers (Mitchell, S.D.) and freshman Sarah Carr (Huron, S.D.) combined for 36 points as the Tigers defeated Dordt College 80-48 Wednesday in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The points off the bench from Sabers and Carr proved to be crucial as the Tigers (7-0, 1-0 GPAC) bench outscored the Defenders (5-2, 0-1 GPAC) bench 45-15. Sabers added six rebounds to her 18 points, while Carr shot 8-for-9 from the field. The hot shooting became contagious as the Tigers finished the game shooting 48 percent from the field and 92 percent from the free-throw line.
The Tigers take the court as they play their first home GPAC contest against Midland University at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D.