February 09, 2006
Eagles fall to No. 4 Panthers
#4 Drury (22-1, 15-0 GLVC): 89
Southern Indiana (13-12, 5-9 GLVC): 61
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—No. 4-ranked Drury University used a 26-7 second half run to hand the University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team an 89-61 setback Thursday evening at the Physical Activities Center.
For at least a half, though, the Screaming Eagles (13-12, 5-9 GLVC) looked as though they would be in position to pull off a big upset, especially when senior forward Ashley Green (Otterbein, Indiana) drained a three-pointer in the opening stages of the second half to cut a five-point halftime deficit (40-35) to just two points.
Drury (22-1, 15-0 GLVC), however, countered with the 26-7 run that lasted more than 11 minutes and put the Panthers on top, 66-45 with less than nine minutes to play.
Earlier in the game, USI used a 10-3 run to cut a 26-15 deficit to just four points. Both teams were on fire from the field in the first half, with each team shooting 50 percent or better from the floor and both connecting on 71.4 percent of their attempts from three-point range.