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Nov 21, 2017
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque women's basketball team tried to rally from as many as 15 points down but it was not quite enough as they fell to the St. Mary's University Cardinals, 74-70.
The Spartans got off to a good start, scoring six of the first eight points in the game's first two minutes. However, after the 6-2 lead did not last long as St. Mary's would go on an 18-6 run to end the first quarter. With the game tied at 26 with three minutes before halftime, the Cardinals, once again, used a big tun to close out a quarter. This time finishing the quarter on a 14-2 run to put the Spartans down 12 at the break.
The Cardinal lead balooned to as many as 15 points with just under seven minutes left in the third quarter. The Spartans went on a quick 10-1 run to cut the deficit in six and got it to a 51-46 game heading into the final quarter.
UD continued their run in the fourth qurter, tying the game on a Morgan Boer three pointer with 6:30 remaining and taking the lead on the next possesion after a T'Nauzhae Robinson layup. The lead changed several times over the following few minutes before the Cardinals drilled a three with just 55 seconds remaining to build a seven point lead. UD once again cut their deficit but this time could only get as close as two points before the final horn sounded.
Three Spartans reached double figures in points on Tuesday night, led by Abbey Meyer with 17 points. Meyer stuffed the stat sheet, adding six rebounds, five rebounds and two steals. Morgan Boer hit some timely shots to finish with 12 points on 5-8 shooting from the field. Cece Pope came off the bench to lead all bench scorers with 10. The UD bench finished with 24 points as a group.
UD outscored St. Mary's in the paint by a 34-24 margain but St. Mary's dominated the second chance points, 19-8
The Spartans are home on Saturday in the Stoltz Sports Center at 5:00 p.m. when they take on Northland.