NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The women's basketball team fell short looking for their fourth straight win as they ran into a determined Saint Mary's team in a 68-43 loss on the road at the Angela Athletic Facility on Wednesday night.
The two stats that stood out in the game was a 34-22 edge in the paint and Saint Mary's going 13-of-20 at the foul line compared to 3-of-4 for the Bulldogs. Saint Mary's also took much better care of the ball with 10 turnovers compared to 23 for Adrian. Saint Mary's scored 25 points off turnovers while Adrian scored 12.
29 of Adrian's 43 points came off the bench led by LaQwana Dockery as the only player in double figures with 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field. Amy Van Gessel added nine points and a team-high eight rebounds in 23 minutes. Adrian starting guards went a combined 3-of-19 from the floor and committed 10 of the team's 23 miscues.
Saint Mary's improves to 12-11 overall and 8-6 in the MIAA. Adrian is now 9-12 overall and 5-9 in the MIAA. The game was particularly important to the Bulldogs as they slipped further into fifth place in the league with just two games left. The top four teams make the MIAA Tournament this year.