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BV women need OT to beat NWU

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Amy Meggers scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lead Buena Vista to an 83-79 overtime win over Nebraska Wesleyan in the consolation game of the Thanksgiving Showcase at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday.

Buena Vista had beaten Nebraska Wesleyan 84-53 just three days earlier in the week.

Nebraska Wesleyan's Lana Crosland hit a jumper with 0.5 seconds left in regulation to give her team a 68-67 lead.

However, Nebraska Wesleyan was called for a technical foul when two players entered the floor in celebration. Buena Vista made the free throw to tie the game at 68 and force overtime.

Meggers, who was named to the all-tournament team, hit 8 of 13 shots, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.

Kelli Taylor scored 16 points for Buena Vista and Kristina Kapler added 14. Marsha Rupert had five rebounds, while Megan Holtorf, Allison Schultz and Jennifer Lange each had four. Taylor handed out four assists.

Buena Vista made 26 of 57 field goals for 46 percent. It made 4 of 5 shots for 80 percent in overtime, while Nebraska Wesleyan made 4 of 9 for 44 percent.

Buena Vista won the game despite making 27 turnovers. The Beavers were 27 of 35 from the free-throw line to Nebraska Wesleyan's 13 of 21.

Meggers scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 67-50 loss to Gustavus Adolphus in the first round on Friday night.

Rupert scored nine points and Schultz eight. Jessica Jensen grabbed six rebounds and Taylor handed out six assists.

Buena Vista, which committed 26 turnovers, made 21 of 48 shots for 44 percent. Gustavus Adolphus hit on 27 of 55 field goals for 49 percent.

Buena Vista was just 3 of 11 from 3-point range and 5 of 16 from the free-throw line.

Gustavus Adolphus held a 35-28 halftime lead before outscoring the Beavers 32-22 in the second half.

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