Women’s Basketball Falls At Indiana State, 68-53

first_imgStory Links at UNI 2/19/2016 – 7:00 PM Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Preview Box Score (HTML) Live Stats ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN 3 Listen Live Watch Live TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State made 10 three-pointers to help defeat the Drake University women’s basketball, 68-53, Sunday afternoon at the Hulman Center. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored a team-high 18 points for Drake (17-7, 10-3 MVC) while adding three steals. Sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) tallied 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to record her sixth double-double of the season. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) had seven points, six rebounds and three assists. Drake had its five-game winning streak snapped as the Bulldogs struggled to shoot the basketball finishing at 30.9 percent (17-of-55) from the floor and made just three three-pointers (3-of-20). Ashley Taia was one of four players to score double digits for Indiana State (10-13, 6-6 MVC), finishing with a team-high 17 points, including making five three pointers. In the second quarter with the offense struggling for the Bulldogs they turned to defense. Holding Indiana State scoreless for the final 5:39 of the quarter and along with a 6-0 closing run helped Drake kept the deficit to just five points at halftime as the Sycamores led 28-23. The 23 points at halftime was the lowest first half total all season for the team. Drake couldn’t contain the momentum it took into halftime as Indiana State used an 11-2 scoring run at the start of the third quarter to take control of the game. Cierra Ceazar made a layup to put Indiana State ahead 39-25 at the 6:53 mark. Later, the Bulldogs twice cut their deficit to single digits, but the Sycamores kept answering with baskets. Drake had a sluggish start to the game committing seven turnovers and shooting just 36 percent from the floor in the first quarter. Indiana State capitalized on the offensive glass scoring 10 second chance points helping it lead 19-12 after one quarter. Drake has just one game next week as the Bulldogs will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa to play UNI on Feb. 19. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and will broadcast via On The Valley On ESPN3. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more