Women's Basketball Suffer Road Loss
Dec 5, 2018
DECORAH, Iowa - The University of Dubuque women's basketball are still searching for their first American Rivers Conference win after losing on the road Wednesday night to the Luther Norse 54-89. The Spartans have found the start to their 2018-19 season a tough beginning after facing some key injuries and illness hampering the Spartans output.
UD trailed after one quarter 18-7 and would fall behind at the half 21-44. The Norse extended their lead after three periods to 69-41 and the Spartans would slice the lead to 32 with time running out. The Spartans committed 39 turnovers which allowed the Norse to score 37 points off the mistakes. The host Norse also took advantage of second chance points by out scoring UD 19-5.
UD finished the night sinking 19-50 attempts from the field (38.0%), 6-19 from the outside (31.6%) and struggled at the free throw line making 10-21 attempts (47.6%). Luther made 32-85 attempts from the field (37.6%), shot a chilly 6-31 from bryond the three point arc (19.4%), and 19-24 at the charity stripe (79.2%). Rebounding, the advantage went to the Norse 47-43, but the Spartans held edge defensively with 33 rebounds.
Thirteen Spartans saw action and 11 would find their way into the scoring column. Starter Lexi Daniels led the Spartans with nine points after sinking three shots from the outside. Josephine Thomas came off the bench to add eight points and grab five rebounds. Kia Dwight led UD in rebounding with six.
UD continues their season at home on Jon Davison Court in Stoltz Sports Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 vs. UW-La Crosse at 2 p.m. The game will feature the teddy bear toss, fans are asked to bring a new teddy bear to toss out on the court at halftime to be given away to those in need of Christmas gifts in the tri-states.