Women’s Basketball Shuts Down Edgewood for Win

Women’s Basketball Shuts Down Edgewood for Win

MADISON, Wisconsin – The MSOE women's basketball team held Edgewood to just 21.6 percent shooting over the final three quarters and converted 19 turnovers into 27 points on its way to a 58-40 victory Wednesday evening at the Edgedome.

The Raiders (3-2, 2-2 NACC) limited the Eagles (0-6, 0-3 NACC) to just five points in each of the second and fourth quarters as they overcame a slight deficit and continually pulled away throughout the night.

Senior Holly Denfeld scored a game-high 17 points to go with six rebounds and six assists. Senior Margaret Pugh tallied 14 points and eight boards, while senior Lizzy Hilby chipped in 10 points off the bench.

Sophomore Jamie Spanbauer finished with nine points and nine rebounds for the second-straight game.

Cali Twet led Edgewood with 13 points and Allison Gordon scored 12.

Compared to the final three quarters, the first period was a veritable shootout with the Eagles building a 19-18 lead and amassing over half of its points over the first 11 minutes of the game.

The MSOE defense stepped up in the second quarter, limiting Edgewood to just 2-for-11 shooting with six turnovers in taking control of the game. The home team led 21-18 early in the frame when the Raiders went on a 10-0 run capped by a Pugh jumper to make it 28-21 with 3:15 remaining in the half.

The Red & White led 28-24 at halftime and rattled off another 15-4 run in the third quarter to open a 47-33 late in the third quarter. The Raiders then closed out the game by limiting Edgewood to 2-for-11 shooting again in the fourth quarter, with another five turnovers, to continue pulling away.

MSOE shot 39.3 percent for the game with 21 assists on 24 made baskets against just nine turnovers. Meanwhile, it limited the Eagles to just 32.7 percent for the game.

The Raiders return to action Saturday at Dominican.