February 21, 2009
Eagles fall to Missouri S&T, 85-82
Missouri S&T (13-12, 6-10 GLVC): 85
at Southern Indiana (14-11, 6-9 GLVC): 82
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team had a fierce late-game rally fall just short as it fell to Missouri University of Science and Technology, 85-82, Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center.
USI (14-11, 6-9 GLVC) trailed 82-72 with 2:33 left to play on the clock, but a 10-1 run that lasted less than two minutes cut the Miner's advantage to a single tally with 47 seconds left to play in the game.
The Screaming Eagles, who led by as many as 16 in the first half, had the opportunity to gain possession of the ball trailing but just one point with 20 seconds to play, but Missouri S&T senior guard/forward Lauren Dubbert corralled a missed free throw by teammate Katie McElrath.
After a USI foul, Missouri S&T junior guard Kylee Grant sunk a pair of free throws to give the Miners an all-important three-point edge with 18 seconds to play.
The Eagles got a pair of three-pointers off in the final seconds of the game, but neither found pay dirt as USI's comeback bid came to an end.