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Amanda Hyde came one assist shy of the first triple-double in program history as the IPFW women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to three games with an 84-73 win at Detroit.

Hyde finished with 23 points, a career-high 13 rebounds, and nine assists. Haley Seibert connected on a career-high six three-pointers as she finished with a season-best 22 points and had four assists.

Ariana Simmons also finished in double figures with 21 points, all of which came in the second half, to go along with a game-high four blocks. Rebecca Bruner career-highs in rebounds (11) and blocks (2).

The Mastodons hit seven three-pointers in the first half as they took a 36-24 lead at the break. IPFW held the Titans to just seven field goals in the opening half.

Detroit went on an 11-3 run to cut the IPFW lead to six. The Mastodons' lead was five with 14:25 to go, before Simmons sparked the Mastodons' offense. IPFW made a 14-0 run as Simmons went for 10 of those in a three-minute stretch.

The Mastodons led by as many as 21 points at 75-54 with 4:53 to play before closing things out.

The Mastodons connected on 30 of 61 (49.2%) from the floor and 12 of 29 from behind the arc.

IPFW grabbed a season-high 48 rebounds as they out-rebounded their opponent for the fourth time this season. The Mastodons' defense also held Detroit to 25 of 76 (32.9%) from the floor, their second-best defensive performance of the season.

It was the second win for the Mastodons in the nine meetings between the schools, and the first on the road.

IPFW returns to the Gates Sports Center for its final game of the 2013 year, facing Ball State at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 29