January 9, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech women’s basketball team had its four game winning streak halted by Cornerstone University on Wednesday night, falling to the Golden Eagles 66-57.
The Warriors (7-11, 5-5 WHAC) held Cornerstone to just 37 percent shooting, and forced them into 17 turnovers, but the visitors dominated the glass out-rebounding Tech 46-31. Sixteen of those rebounds came on the offensive end which translated into 13 second chance points for the Golden Eagles.
Cornerstone (12-6, 6-4 WHAC) jumped out to an early 8-4 lead before Rachael Kruse (Ft. Wayne, IN/Homestead) and Chelsea Carradine (Redford, MI/Thurston) led the Warriors on a 10-0 run to take what would be their largest lead of the game.
The Golden Eagles would answer with a big run of their own to retake the lead and would go into halftime with a 34-26 advantage.
Cornerstone maintained a comfortable lead for most of the second half, going up by as much as 13 midway through the period. Tech chipped away at the deficit and got within six after Sabine Filippovica (Linibazi, Latvia/Independence) knocked down a pair of free throws with just over a minute to play, but CU made the most of their trips to the charity stripe in the closing seconds to hold off the Warriors.
Carradine paced the team with 12 points, five assists, and four rebounds. Filippovica added a season-high 11 points and five boards off the bench while Kruse and Ulyssia Richmond (Temple Hills, MD/Riverdale Baptist) finished with 10 points apiece.
The Lady Warriors return to the hardwood on Saturday, Jan. 12 when they travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan to take on the No. 3 Panthers of Davenport University beginning at 1 p.m.
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