Bulldogs Can’t Overcome Late First Half Run by Saints

Bulldogs Can’t Overcome Late First Half Run by Saints

ADRIAN, Mich. – The women's basketball team took on their cross-town rival Siena Heights on Tuesday night and fell victim to cold shooting in the first half. The Bulldogs hung tough in the first 10 minutes but the Saints used a 14-0 run to turn a one-point lead into a 26-11 lead with 5:51 left in the first half. That run spelled trouble for the Bulldogs as they fought an uphill battle trailing 34-21 going into the locker room at halftime.

The Saints did most of their damage inside in the first half with 14 points in the paint. The first half featured one tie and three lead changes before the SHU run. Adrian did not cut the lead to less than 11 points in the second half as the Saints shot just 28.6 percent. SHU did make 11-of-14 at the foul line which helped them keep a double-digit lead. After shooting 21.7 percent in the first half, Adrian bumped it up to 28.1 percent in the second half. AC went 20-of-30 at the foul line for the game including 10-of-12 in the second half.

Adrian simply could not find their shooting touch especially from behind the arc going 1-of-15 for the contest. Morgan Warfield connected on four triples for the Saints and also grabbed eight rebounds. She finished with a team-high 16 points and was one of four players in double figures on a balanced score sheet. LaQwana Dockery did most of her damage at the foul line going 9-of-10 and finished with a game-high 17 points for the Bulldogs. Amy Van Gessel had a good game on the glass with a career-high 13 rebounds breaking her previous high of 10 set on November 17, 2012 versus Transylvania. Adrian's bench outscored Siena Heights' reserves 16-8 as Antoinea McElroy scored nine points in 16 minutes.

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