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Knox Women's Basketball Defeats Lawrence

The Prairie Fire women's basketball earned a 65-58 win against Lawrence on December 7.

The Vikings jumped out to a 14-4 lead with 3:42 to play in the first quarter. Lawrence led 19-7 heading into the second period.

The Vikings still led 23-13 at the 8:35 mark in the second quarter, but Knox stormed back to tie the game at 26-26. The Prairie Fire led 35-33 at halftime, outscoring Lawrence 28-14 in the second period.

Knox scored the first eight points of the third quarter to take a 10 point lead. The Prairie Fire maintained a 52-45 lead heading into the final period.

The Vikings pulled to within two points with 6:31 to play, but Knox held onto their lead and claimed the victory.

Kristin Herndon picked up a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Nyah Daniels tallied 12 points off the bench. Kylee Callahan turned in an all-around performance with 10 points, six boards, and six assists.

"The team fought hard tonight. I definitely think overall it was a good win," said head coach Kira Mowen. "My issue and challenge to the team is to learn how to get tougher, embrace contact, and work for everything. The first half we did not do that. We also started to let it creep back in late game. Toughness and grit is something we work on everyday, so while it is a win in the books we still have plenty of work to do. Great job from some players off the bench as they really stepped up and helped us seal a victory. Now on to prepping for Saturday."

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