Women’s Basketball Goes Cold at Dominican

Women’s Basketball Goes Cold at Dominican

RIVER FOREST, Illinois – The MSOE women's basketball team was limited to just 26.5 percent shooting in a 57-39 loss to Dominican Wednesday evening at Igini Sports Forum.

The Raiders (7-8, 5-6 NACC) shot under 30 percent in a game for the first time this season and were unable to catch up with the Stars (10-6, 6-5 NACC) after a slow start.

Freshman Mikelle Miles had a career-best nine points in just nine minutes off the bench on 3-of-4 shooting and a 3-for-5 clip at the free throw line. Junior Conner Bennett scored six points.

Hannah Currant led all scorers with 12 points off the bench for Dominican. Alisha Markley added 11 points.

MSOE went just 2-for-15 from the field in the opening quarter in falling into a 15-6 hole after 10 minutes. When shots started to fall in the second quarter, when the Raiders were a robust 6-for-11, the Stars caught fire at the same time. They also hit half of their shots in the period to limit the comeback opportunities.

Dominican led 31-19 at halftime and held the scoring edge in each of the four quarters in posting the win.

The Red & White finished just 4-of-15 from three-point range and posted a 9-for-15 mark at the free throw line. The hosts finished the night shooting 40.7 percent with a 3-for-9 effort from beyond the arc. The Stars were also an efficient 10-for-14 at the charity stripe.

The Raiders return to action Saturday, hosting Concordia Chicago.