MILWAUKEE – Senior Shaylan Reardon scored 18 points and junior Jamie Spanbauer turned in a double-double to lead the MSOE women's basketball team to a 60-50 victory over Dominican in their NACC opener Saturday afternoon at the Kern Center.
The Raiders (2-1, 1-0 NACC) outscored the Stars (2-2, 0-1 NACC) 15-3 in the second quarter to overtake the visitors and take control of the game.
Reardon shot 8-of-14 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds in the game. Spanbauer finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and hit on 3-of-5 three-point attempts. She also had four assists and three steals.
Timiya Ray had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead Dominican.
The visitors led 24-20 after a fast-paced first quarter, but MSOE took control in the second half. The Red & White opened the period on a 15-1 run. The Raiders shot 7-of-13 in the quarter and limited the Stars to just 1-for-10 shooting to take a 35-25 lead.
The advantage was 35-27 at halftime and Spanbauer hit a three-pointer out of the intermission to make it an 11-point game. Dominican pulled within six at 45-39 before a 13-3 run than spanned well into the fourth quarter opened a game-high 16-point lead at 58-42 with 6:16 to play.
MSOE came out of the gates strong, shooting 51.9 percent in the first half, including 7-for-13 in that decisive second quarter. The team cooled off a bit in the second half but still finished at 46 percent from the game, including an 8-for-15 (.533) clip on three-point attempts.
DU shot 30.6 percent in the game, connecting on just 3-of-17 from three-point range. The visitors did hold a 43-31 rebounding edge in the game, including 28-16 in the second half.
The Raiders now have a week off before hitting the road for a league contest at Lakeland next Saturday.