Women’s basketball loses to MSOE

By: Zack Bucher

Photo Credit Tai Cole

Photo Credit Tai Cole

The Benedictine University women’s basketball lost 70-61, to MSOE for their third conference loss of the season.

“I thought we started out being aggressive and looking to attack, but because we could not get stops on defense, it was hard to pick up the energy and spark our offensive end,” said junior guard Alanna Ferry. “We just never really got into a good flow of the game and did not have a spark to pick up the energy in the second half.”

The Lady Eagles started off the game well, shooting about 60 percent from the court and held MSOE to below 40 percent. The team was in control and went into the locker room with a 30-25 halftime lead.

At the start of the second half, MSOE began to fight back. They eventually took the lead with a little under fourteen minutes to go in the second half. The Lady Eagles did not want to go down without a fight, as the two teams began to swap leads. With just less than five minutes left in the game, MSOE burst for a 10-0 run that would put the game away for good.

The Lady Eagles scored only two points for the rest of the game as they saw their 60 percent field goal percentage dip to around 41 percent in the second half. MSOE saw their shooting percentage increase from 35 to 58 percent.

“We knew that this game was going to be important because every game is the biggest game of the year, as we always say. It was a close game for forty minutes. We will bounce back and keep our heads held high to accomplish our goal of winning the conference championship,” said senior forward Kirsten Pope.

The Lady Eagles look to bounce back tonight when they play against Dominican at 7 p.m. This will be the Lady Eagles last home game of the season as well as Senior Night.