ADRIAN, Mich. – The women's basketball team travelled across town to take on Siena Heights University Monday night. The teams engaged in a defensive battle throughout the night as neither team shot better than 28% from the floor. The Saints held the halftime edge, 19-16, and extended this lead in the second half to take out the Bulldogs, 48-38.
The first half saw the teams slug it out defensively to a 19-16 score. The Bulldogs held Siena to just 19.4% shooting from the floor, but could not find their offensive stride as they trailed at the half. Antoinea McElroy and Amber McCullough looked to spark the Adrian attack as they each tallied seven points while McElroy added five rebounds.
The second half saw the teams begin to find an offensive rhythm. Siena was sparked by Sierra Calhoun as she recorded 12 points. McElroy kept the Bulldogs in the game with eight second half points to total 15 for the game. Adrian fought to within seven points with 1:00 left on the clock following a pair of McCullough free throws that narrowed the Siena margin. Siena was able to escape as Calhoun made her free throws down the stretch to keep the Bulldogs out of reach, and Adrian fell, 48-38.
The Bulldogs now stand at 6-12 overall and will see action again on January 31 when they host Kalamazoo College at 7:30 p.m.