Spartans Overcome By Vikings
Dec 12, 2018
Alison Roach led the Spartans in scoring Wednesday night with 17 points.
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque women’s basketball team battled until the end but fell short against Augustana on Wednesday night, 61-54.
It took a while for both offenses to get going, but Kia Dwight drilled a three pointer just over three minutes in for the first basket of the game and give UD the early lead. A jumper from Abigail Zurcher with 5:53 left in the first quarter pushed the UD lead to 5-2 but Augustana responded with a quick 6-0 run to take the lead for the first time and never relinquished that lead.
The Spartans trailed by five points after the first quarter and could not get back within five points until early in the third quarter after a three from Lexi Daniels. Every time the Spartans cut the Vikings lead to five, Augustana had answer, never letting the Spartans getting back within a one possession game despite UD's harrasing defense and attack on offense.
Alison Roach led the Spartans with scoring with 17 points on six of 14 shooting from the field. Freshmen Amari Sims and Tamya Vaultonburg combined for 19 points against the Vikings, Sims had 10 points, going a perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe. The two also combined for five assists with Vaultonburg grabbing three. Vaultonburg and another freshman, Miah Smith powered the way on the glass for UD, each hauling eight rebounds.
The Spartan women close out their three game home stand on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:00 p,m. against North Central.