CRETE — For the second time this season, the Hastings College women's basketball team knocked off rival Doane. The Broncos rallied from seven points down at halftime to defeat the Tigers 59-55 Wednesday. HC also defeated Doane 71-55 Nov. 28, 2012, in Hastings.
The Broncos came from behind to beat the Tigers (5-15, 0-12) thanks in large part to Cami Bruckman's game-high 20 points and eight rebounds. Laurel Zwiener added 11 points, grabbed six rebounds and had three assists after coming off the bench.
With the win, Hastings College made it back to a .500 record at 11-11 overall and 6-6 in the GPAC. HC's next opponent is NAIA Division II No. 5 Briar Cliff (17-4, 8-3). The Broncos hit the road for Sioux City, Iowa, to play the Chargers at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
HC men let lead slip away in loss
CRETE — The Hastings College men's basketball team couldn't hold onto its seven-point lead at the half Wednesday, falling to rival and NAIA Division II No. 17 Doane 90-73. Hastings, which is receiving votes in this week's NAIA poll, beat Doane 80-73 in the teams' first meeting Nov. 28, 2012.
HC led the Tigers 43-36 at halftime, but Doane's hot shooting cut into the Hastings lead. With 12 minutes remaining, and the Tigers (19-3, 9-3 GPAC) leading 61-60, Doane broke off a 14-0 run in less than four minutes to take control.
Dane Bacon led Hastings College with a career-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field, including a 6-of-9 performance from 3-point range. HC's Dylan Flinn scored 15 points in the loss.