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Women’s Basketball Pulls Away at IIT For First Win

Women’s Basketball Pulls Away at IIT For First Win

CHICAGO – Three players scored in double-figures to lead the MSOE women's basketball team to its first win of the season, 64-36, over Illinois Tech Tuesday evening at the Keating Sports Center.

The Raiders (1-1) steadily pulled away from the Scarlet Hawks (0-3) all night, outscoring the home team 18-9 in the second quarter before a 23-12 third-quarter.

Senior Shaylan Reardon scored 13 points to lead the charge. Junior Brooke Scott had 12 points and freshman Britta Grayvold added 12 of her own of the bench in the win.

Junior Jamie Spanbauer had eight points and nine rebounds while freshman Amy Reiser tallied seven points.

Shannon O'Donnell led IIT with 18 points. Madison Davis notched 12.

MSOE won every quarter but pulled away with an 18-9 second quarter to open a 27-16 advantage at halftime.

IIT had tied the game at 9-9 inside the first minute of the second quarter. The Raiders then scored 12 of the next 13 points, with a Spanbauer jumper making it 21-10 near the midway point of the second quarter.

Coming out of the intermission, the Raiders continued to pull away, pushing their lead over 20 at 43-22 on a Scott three pointer at the midway point of the third quarter. They led by as many as 32 points in the fourth quarter in closing out the victory.

MSOE shot 35.5 percent from the field, including just 6-for-23 from three-point range. Meanwhile, it held the home team to just 26.7 percent shooting and forced it into 27 turnovers.

The Raiders return to the court Saturday, hosting Dominican at 2 p.m.