Bulldogs Win Home Finale With Tough Defense

Bulldogs Win Home Finale With Tough Defense

ADRIAN, Mich. - The women's basketball team improved to 11-12 overall in their home finale with a 56-38 win over Rochester College. The Bulldogs played great defense in the victory as the Warriors shot just 25 percent for the game (12-of-48). Rochester also had 25 turnovers in the contest and were outrebounded 40-30 by the Bulldogs.

Rochester started the game with a quick 6-2 lead just 2:55 into Wednesday night's game. The Warriors maintained their lead at 14-10 with 10:40 left in the first half. Then the Bulldog defense really began to put the clamps down not allowing a field goal for the rest of the half. In fact, they only allowed two Lexy Newsom free throws with 1:25 left until intermission.

Adrian failed to score for nearly eight minutes during their defensive stand which kept the game close. The Bulldogs took their first lead at 15-14 with 2:52 left in the half after the first of two free throws by LaQwana Dockery. Adrian built a 21-16 halftime lead led by Dockery's eight first-half points in 11 minutes off the bench. She went 6-of-10 at the free throw line.

The second half got off to a good start for the Bulldogs as they went on a 8-0 run to increase their lead to 29-16 in just under two and a half minutes. From there, the game went under double digits just once. Adrian increased their lead to as many as 23 at 52-29 with 5:31 to play after a Senneca Scott jumper in the paint.

Dockery finished with a game-high 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was one point shy of her career-high in points and went 10-of-15 from the foul line, both career-highs. Casey Fougerousse set her season-high with nine points and was 4-of-5 from the floor. Jenn Headley led the Bulldogs with five assists and recorded three steals in her final home game. Senior Katie Ross finished with six points on 2-of-3 from the arc with three assists in her final home contest.

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