Annie Armstrong scored 18 points to lead four Lady Panthers in double-figures and fourth-seed Drury held off a Quincy late charge for a 79-71 victory in the NCAA-II Midwest Regional opening round Friday night at Kates Gymnasium.
The victory – the first of the post-season variety for second-year DU coach Molly Miller – pushed Drury (25-4) into a semifinals matchup with top seed and host Ashland (31-1) at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday.
“It’s survive and advance, and we survived,” Drury coach Molly Miller said. “I’m proud of the way our girls were resilient and showed toughness. Quincy is a good team, and a lot of credit goes to them for the way they represented the GLVC all year with such class. But I’m really proud of our girls for just hanging with it.”