FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2014
RESULTS | SYLVANIA, Ohio – Led by Ulyssia Richmond's 19 points and Chelsea Carradine's 12th double-double, the Indiana Tech women’s basketball team recorded their 10th win in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play with a 68-54 victory over Lourdes at Tam-O-Shanter on Saturday.
Coming off one of their worst performances of the season, it didn’t look good in the early going for the Warriors (13-10, 10-5) as the Gray Wolves (5-18, 3-13) scored the first six points of the contest, eventually opening up a nine-point, 14-5 lead at the 13:52 mark. A Richmond three, one of her five in the contest, ended the run and sparked an 18-4 run for the Orange and Black, propelling them to a 23-18 lead capped by a Carradine free throw with 5:57 to play. The lead fluctuated between four and six points for the remainder of the half until Shallante Clements sank a free throw with 56 seconds to play to account for the seven-point, 33-26 halftime margin.
Tech was outplayed in just about every category, but where it counted, on the scoreboard. The Warriors finished 11-for-31 (35.5%) from the field while going 4-for-12 (33.3%) from behind the arc and 7-for-10 (70%) from the line. Lourdes shot 29.6 percent (8-for-27) from the floor including a 3-for-11 (27.3%) mark from three and 63.6 percent (7-for-11) from the charity stripe. Richmond, thanks to four threes, led all scorers with 14 points while Tiffany Scott led the Gray Wolves with seven points.
The Warriors stretched the lead to double-digits, 41-30, at the 17:22 mark on a layup from Rachael Kruse. Lourdes cut the lead to nine several times but did not get any closer as the Warriors outscored the Gray Wolves 35-28 in the period, wrapping up the 14-point, 68-54 lead.
The Warriors offense returned to life, finishing 20-for-49 (40.8%) from the field, 5-for-19 (26.3%) from three and 23-for-31 (74.2%) from the line while Lourdes was held to 32.8 percent (20-for-61) shooting including a 3-for-19 (15.8%) mark from long-range and an 11-for-24 (45.8%) mark from the charity stripe.
Richmond finished the contest with 19 points and eight rebounds while Carradine tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds. Rayana Villalpando, who played all 40 minutes, finished with nine points and eight assists.
Tiffany Scott led Lourdes with a game-high 22 points while Jessica Durr led the team with 11 boards.
The Warriors return to the court on Monday, Feb. 3 as they travel to Grand Rapids, Mich. to face Aquinas for the reschedule contest that was originally schedule for Jan. 24.