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Women’s Basketball Kicks off Des Moines’ Hometown Weekend with 87-66 Win over Valpo

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women's basketball team used a 17-2 run to close the first half and take control against the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Bulldogs cruised to an 87-66 win on Friday night at the Knapp Center.

Sara Rhine tallied 13 points to bring her career total to 2,001. She becomes the fifth Drake women's player and the ninth player in Missouri Valley Conference history to reach the 2,000-point mark.

Drake (14-6, 6-2 MVC) unveiled its new Des Moines-themed uniforms to kickoff Des Moines' Hometown Team Weekend. The Bulldogs celebrated the occasion by clinching their 15th-straight home victory, which is tied for the fifth-best home court streak in the nation.