February 9, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech women’s basketball team shot a scorching 59 percent from the floor to propel them to a 90-77 conference victory over the University of Northwestern Ohio on Saturday afternoon in the Schaefer Center.
Rachael Kruse (Ft. Wayne, IN/Homestead) and Chelsea Carradine (Redford, MI/Thurston) dropped 22 points apiece, a career-high for Carradine, to lead the charge. Carradine also grabbed 10 rebounds to complete the double-double.
The Warriors (13-15, 11-9 WHAC) began the game hitting four of their first five shots, the last a three-pointer from Preonda Reese (Ft. Wayne, IN/Northrop), to open an early 9-3 lead.
Northwestern Ohio (9-19, 6-14 WHAC) fought back to knot the game at 11-11 before Tech put the Racers in the rearview mirror with a 10-0 run. The Warriors rode their torrid shooting to a 15 point lead, 38-23, at the 6:41 mark, but UNOH capitalized on Tech turnovers to narrow the deficit to six at halftime 45-39.
An early second half push got the Racers within four, but a triple from Ulyssia Richmond (Temple Hills, MD/Riverdale Baptist) sparked another big run, eventually pushing the lead to 63-50 with 13:40 remaining in the game.
Tech grabbed its largest lead of the afternoon 77-62 with just over eight minutes to play, but UNOH got hot from behind the arc and trimmed the deficit to six with 2:29 left on the clock.
The Warriors responded though with six unanswered points over the next minute and a half to put the game away.
Tech finished the day shooting a season-high 59 percent compared to Northwestern Ohio’s 39 percent. The Warriors also controlled the glass ripping down ten more rebounds than the visiting Racers.
Carradine’s double-double was her seventh of the season. Kruse added seven rebounds, seven assists, and four steals to her 22 points. Richmond closed with 19 points and seven boards while Reese chipped in 10 points and seven assists. Sabine Filippovica (Linibazi, Latvia/Independence) also contributed 10 points and five rebounds off the bench.
Indiana Tech travels to Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 13 for a conference matchup with Cornerstone University before returning home to host No. 10 Davenport University on Saturday, Feb. 16 to close out the regular season.
For more information on Indiana Tech athletics please call the Athletic Office at 260-422-5561 ext. 2492 or visit our website at http://www.indianatech.edu/athletics
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