February 02, 2008
Eagles suffer sixth-straight setback
at Rockhurst (7-12, 2-9 GLVC): 61
Southern Indiana (7-12, 2-9 GLVC): 56
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Rockhurst University hit three three-pointers in the final seven minutes of the game, including one in the final minute, to hand the University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team its sixth straight setback, 61-56, Saturday afternoon.
USI (7-12, 2-9 GLVC) took a brief one-point lead late in the game, but the Hawks got a go-ahead three-pointer by senior guard Chelsea Barnett, to take a 58-56 lead with 46 seconds left in the contest.
The Screaming Eagles, who out-shot the opposition for the fifth time during the losing streak, had two turnovers in their final three possessions, allowing the Hawks to clinch the game at the free throw line.
In the first half, the Eagles trailed 15-10 before using a 10-3 run to end the half and go into the break with the 29-23 advantage. They came out of the intermission to score five straight points and build their largest advantage of the contest (34-23) less than a minute into the final period.
Rockhurst (7-12, 2-9 GLVC) answered with a 5-0 run to close the gap to six before using an 8-0 run later in the half to forge a 41-40 lead with less than 13 minutes remaining in the game.
Freshman guard Lauren Meneghetti (Munster, Indiana) ended a four-minute field goal drought for the Eagles when she connected on a long-range shot to give the Eagles a 44-43 lead. The three-pointer was the first points in a 9-0 run that saw the Eagles turn a two-point deficit into a 50-43 lead with less than eight minutes to play.
The Hawks, however, battled back with a jumper by junior guard/forward Amy Hake, a three-pointer by sophomore guard Ali Fromm, and another three-pointer by Hake. The 8-0 run gave the Hawk's a 51-50 lead heading into the final five minutes of the contest.