January 12, 2013
For Immediate Release
Grand Rapids, Mich. – After seeing its four game winning streak snapped earlier in the week, the Indiana Tech women’s basketball team dropped its second straight game on Saturday afternoon, falling at No. 3 Davenport University 92-65.
Davenport’s (18-1, 10-1 WHAC) defense, which entered the contest ranked first in the NAIA DII in turnover margin and second in steals, forced the Lady Warriors into 30 turnovers and converted the giveaways into 36 points.
Despite the turnovers, Tech stayed with DU for the much of the way before the Panthers pulled away over the final ten minutes of the game.
The first half was very tight seeing 11 lead changes. Davenport held an eight point advantage midway through the period, but DU could not find an answer for Ulyssia Richmond (Temple Hills, MD/Riverdale Baptist) who scored 13 of her team-high 20 points in the opening half, including a big three at the 1:55 mark to give Tech a 40-36 lead.
The Panthers would end the half on a 5-0 run though to go back on top and take a 41-40 edge into the locker room.
Davenport maintained its lead early in the second stanza, but the Warriors would stay within striking distance. However, the DU defense would take over shutting Tech out for a four minute stretch while the offense scored 14 consecutive points to break the game open.
The Warriors got three straight buckets to cut the deficit back to 12 with 6:22 left in the game, but another quick 10-0 spurt by the Panthers put the contest out of reach.
Chelsea Carradine (Redford, MI/Thurston) finished with 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting and ripped down a team-high nine rebounds. Rachael Kruse (Ft. Wayne, IN/Homestead) added 16 points, five assists, and four boards.
Indiana Tech (7-12, 5-6 WHAC) will play host to Madonna University on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Tipoff is slated for 5:30 p.m.
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