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Women's Basketball Can't Hold Off Dominican

Women's Basketball Can't Hold Off Dominican

RIVER FOREST, Illinois - The MSOE women's basketball team conceded a decisive run just before halftime and was not able to bounce back in fall to Dominican 65-45 Saturday afternoon at Igini Sports Forum.

The Raiders (5-10, 3-7 NACC) built an eight-point lead in the first quarter but the Stars rallied with a 24-0 run that spanned over nine minutes in the second quarter to pull away.

Senior Shaylan Reardon scored 18 points to lead the way. Junior Jamie Spanbauer added eight points and sophomore Kayla Barreto tallied seven.

Timiya Ray led Dominican with 16 points and Katie Uzoras notched a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.

MSOE jumped out early and built a 16-8 lead by the 1:34 mark of the opening quarter and still led 18-12 at the first intermission.

After a Reardon basket at the 9:23 mark of the second quarter, the Red & White was ahead 20-14. Unfortunately, it would be its last field goal of the half. Dominican, however, caught fire and scored the next 24 points before a Barreto free throw just before halftime. The Raiders battled back to win the third quarter, 13-11, but DU answered with a 16-11 advantage in the fourth quarter to stifle any comeback attempt.

The Raiders shot 33.3 percent from the field, struggling from three-point range to the tune of a tough 1-for-14 clip. The Stars shot 40.3 percent in the game and hit on 6-of-20 from beyond the arc.

MSOE returns to the court Tuesday, playing at Concordia Wisconsin.