Miranda Palmer came off the bench to score 20 points, including four in the final 39 seconds to lead the Huntington women's basketball team to a 77-72 win over Menlo (Calif.) in the first round of the NAIA Division II national tournament at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Palmer's basket broke a 69-all tie and she later added two free throws. Courtney Baker hit four free throws in the final minute as the Foresters overcame an 11-point second-half deficit.
Guard Pazia Speed led Huntington (24-8) with 24 points while forward Amelia Recker added 19 points and nine rebounds.
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