Women's Basketball Comes Up Short on Road

Jan 13, 2018

Box Score

LINCOLN, Nebraska – The University of Dubuque women’s basketball team made the long drive to Lincoln, Nebraska before suffering a 71-66 loss in a back and forth contest.

The Spartans fell behind 6-0 right out of the gate but would not be phased as they responded with a 12-2 run of their own to jump out in front. After NWU grabbed the lead once again after the, UD  took the lead for the rest of the first half at the 7:37 mark after a Madison Boer layup to make it 22-21. Nine different players scored in the first half for the Spartans. Ali Roach led the way with seven, with Morgan Boer, Lexi Daniels and Crystal Rios all pitching in six points.

In the third quarter, the Prairie Wolves tied the score up at 44-44 with 7:33 remaining in the period. From that point on, there seven lead changes and three ties in the third quarter with the score being knotted at 53-53 heading into the fourth quarter.

Abbey Meyer sank two free throws at the beginning for the fourth quarter to give the Spartans a 55-53 lead, however, it would be the Spartans final lead of the game as Nebraska Wesleyan would respond with an 8-0 run to go up 61-55. With the score at 69-66 in favor of Nebraska Wesleyan in the final minutes of the game, the Spartans had a few chances to tie it but missed a shot and committed a turnover that lead to Nebraska Wesleyan sealing the game.

Despite four players with six or more points at halftime, only two Spartans finished with more than 10 points. Abbey Meyer led the scoring for UD with 12 points, going 10-10 from the free throw line. Allison Biermeier finished with 11 points in just 17 minutes, while also grabbing a team high seven rebounds.

The Spartans have a busy week next week, traveling to Luther College on Monday, before hosting Coe College on Wednesday and a rematch against Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.