APPLETON, Wis. — The Knox College women’s basketball team rallied midway through the second half and went on to an 86-75 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Saturday at Alexander Gymnasium.

Jodi Marver led Knox (4-11, 2-8 MWC) with 19 points, and Jamie Blue came off the bench to score 13 points.

Katie Schumacher led Lawrence (3-12, 1-9) with a double-double as she posted game highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Patsy Kealey added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Vikings, and Alex Deshler had 13 points and tied for game-high honors with five assists.

The game was tied 34-34 at the half, but Lawrence was able to pull out to a seven-point lead. The Vikings were up 44-42 before an 8-3 run, capped by a pair of Bethany Hoster free throws, gave Lawrence a 52-45 lead with 15:14 left.

Over the next five minutes, Knox hit five 3-pointers as part of a 19-2 run. Five different players hit a 3-pointer in that stretch for Knox, and it was Aly Eastman’s trey that capped the run and gave the Prairie Fire a 65-54 lead with 9:59 left.

Andrea Wilkinson’s layup trimmed the lead to nine at 65-56, but that’s as close as the Vikings would get. Knox built the lead back to 15 points, and Lawrence ┬ácut the margin to 83-73 but got no closer.

Lawrence returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Carroll University.

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