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Bailey & Totta lead Bulldog women to opening win

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Truman Women's Basketball team got 16 points from Brooke Bailey and 11 from Sloane Totta in a 77-65 victory over Missouri Valley College in the 2017-18 season opener in Pershing Arena on Saturday evening.

Bailey's 16 points were two shy of her career high of 18 against the University of Indianapolis last season. She knocked down four of five three-point attempts and was 5-of-8 overall from the field. Totta knocked down three triples and added three assists for her 11 points.

The Bulldogs had 20 assists to 24 made baskets on the evening and shot 41% from outside going 13-of-31.

Sam Andrews and freshman Tiffany Davenport each scored nine as 12 Bulldogs tallied points in the game.

There were four ties and five lead changes in the early portion of the game before the Bulldogs took the lead for good on a pair of free throws by Andrews. Davenport and Bailey connected on back-to-back triples to extend the lead out to seven points at the end of the first quarter.

A Totta three gave the Bulldogs their first 10-point lead late in the half and they carried a 14-point advantage into the locker room.

The Vikings would trim a 21-point lead down to nine with 1:42 left in the third but Bailey and Davenport again restored order with buckets.

Missouri Valley got 20 points from Veronika Petkova and 10 from Hilma Mededovic.

The win was the 150th career coaching win for Truman Head Coach Amy Eagan with nearly half (74) coming as the Bulldog leader.

Truman will play their first NCAA Division II game on Monday night when they travel to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Courtesy of Truman State Athletics

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