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Zackry Gentry

Sophomore guards Mackenzie Toomey, Abby Krieser and Taysha Rushton combined for 43 points Wednesday night to lead the Bulldogs to an 84-59 win over Midland in Great Plains Athletic Conference women’s basketball.

Toomey had 17 points, 4 assists and 3 steals while Krieser had 14 points and 3 rebounds and Rushton finished with 12 points and 6 assists. Sophomore guard Kendal Brigham and sophomore forward Sadie Powell each had 9 points for the Bulldogs, now 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the GPAC.

The game also marked the return of senior guard Mackenzie Koepke, 602 days after a knee injury in the 2021 NAIA national quarterfinals. She played in the final minutes against Midland and hit a 3-pointer.

“It feels really good to be playing again, there was a long period of just practice so it’s nice to be playing against other teams and not just ourselves at practice,” Toomey said. “I think we are going to be really good this season. We’re lucky to have Mack Koepke come back for her fifth year, she will be really helpful to us on and off the court with her experience.”

The Bulldogs will play at No.13 Dordt on Saturday.

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