GALESBURG, Ill. — Kassidy Rinehart hit a free throw with 1.6 seconds left to lift the Lawrence University women’s basketball team to a 93-92 Midwest Conference win over Knox College on Saturday.
The Vikings (3-3, 1-2 MWC) rallied from a 12-point deficit in the final 5:28 to earn their first road victory in the league since the 2006-07 season.
Sophomore forward Katie Schumacher posted a double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds to pace Lawrence. Sophomore forward Patsy Kealey also had a double-double for the Vikings with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Andrea Wilkinson poured in 21 points for the Vikings, and Rinehart and Alex Deshler had 10 points apiece.
Lawrence, which trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, scored 57 second-half points to complete the comeback.
The Vikings trailed 86-74 before going on an 11-1 run to close the gap. Deshler got the run started with a three-point play, and Schumacher capped it with a jumper at the 3:05 mark to cut the lead to 88-85.
Knox pushed the lead back to five points, but Lawrence finally tied it at 90-90 on a pair of Wilkinson free throws with 1:14 remaining.
Jodi Marver, who lead Knox (1-7, 0-4) with 22 points, hit a jumper to put the Prairie Fire up 92-90. Rinehart countered with a jumper for the Vikings with 36 seconds left to tie it again.
Rinehart then stole the ball from Marver on the ensuing possession and was fouled with 1.6 seconds left. She missed the first free throw but made the second to give Lawrence the win.