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Women's Basketball Hosts GLIAC Opener Thursday

Women's Basketball Hosts GLIAC Opener Thursday
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Women's Basketball Hosts GLIAC Opener Thursday

HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest women's basketball team looks to keep rolling as the Pride open up Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play as they take on Davenport Thursday.

The Panthers (2-4, 0-0 GLIAC) take on the Pride (2-3) at the H.D. Kesling Gymnasium inside the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activites Complex on the Westville Campus.

The Purdue University Northwest women’s basketball team (2-3) had total control all game long as the Pride went on the road and defeated Illinois Springfield (1-3) at the Recreation and Fitness Center on Saturday.

Freshman Molly DeValkenere (Milwaukee, Wis./Brookfield) led the way with her near double-double, scoring 18 points on 6-7 shooting including a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc, grabbing nine rebounds and blocking three shots. Freshman Kelli Damman (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) provided a huge spark off the bench for the Pride, scoring 12 points.

Davenport is coming off a pair of losses in the Drury Thanksgiving Classic this past weekend. The Panthers lost to Truman State on Friday and No. 9 Drury on Saturday.

DU is led by junior center Jenna Falkenberg, who is averaging 14.8 points per game and 10.3 rebounds a contest.

Davenport leads the all-time series, 4-2 but the Pride won the last two meetings including a 86-75 victory in 2OT on Feb. 8. Bayley Goodman (Fowler, Ind./Benton Central) led the way with a career-high 24 points.

The Pride are set to play their 2018-19 home slate at both the Fitness and Recreation Center on the Hammond, Ind. campus and at the H.L. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the Westville, Ind. campus, as they will host opponents: Davenport (Nov. 29/DSSAC), Grand Valley State (Dec. 1/FNRC), Indianapolis (Dec. 15/FRNC), Saginaw Valley State (Jan. 3/DSSAC), Wayne State (Jan. 10/FNRC), Ashland (Jan. 12/DSSAC), Northern Michigan (Jan. 31/FRNC), Michigan Tech (Feb. 2/DSSAC), Ferris State (Feb. 21/FNRC), Lake Superior State (Feb. 23/DSSAC) and Parkside (Feb. 28/FNRC). 

Admission for all Pride basketball home contests is $6 for adults 18 and up and $4 for children ages 4-17.  Children ages 3 and under are free. The ticket office accepts cash only.  For detailed directions, nearby restaurants, and other information, please refer to the Travel Guide located here:

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