Jill Martin scored a game-high 20 points.
ST. CHARLES, MO. -- Senior forward Jill Martin (Norwalk, Iowa) scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Drake erased a five-point halftime deficit to post a 46-41 semifinal round victory past Evansville.
The Bulldogs advance to the championship of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament for the third time in the last five years. Drake (22-9) will face
The public is invited to watch the game on the big screen and video boards at the
"I couldn't be more proud of the players," fifth-year Drake coach Amy Stephens said after Saturday's game. "What they did in the second half was phenomenal and that is why we are in the championship."
The Bulldogs, who avenged two regular season setbacks to Evansville, limited the Purple Aces to just 28.3 percent shooting from the floor, including 22.6 percent shooting in the second half.