Panthers Fall to Drake, 77-56
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The ladies’s basketball workforce fell to the Bulldogs Wednesday night time, 77-56, within the McLeod Middle to complete out this MVC sequence towards Drake.
The Panthers caught with the Bulldogs for the primary quarter and solely trailed by one level as they entered the second quarter. Kayba Laube entered the sport early on and scored two back-to-back threes that helped the Panthers keep tight on the Bulldogs.
The second quarter allowed for fast lead adjustments and counterpoints by each groups. UNI would go 4-10 from behind the arc, Kam Finley scoring one, Maya McDermott recording one other and Laube tacking on two extra.
Laube would finish the night time because the Panthers lead scorer with 14 factors. Karli Rucker adopted with 12 factors and 5 assists.
Within the last half of the sport, Drake discovered the ring and executed fast ball motion between the Panther gamers. Regardless of outscoring the Panthers within the third quarter, Rucker scored seven of UNI’s factors in an try to shut the Bulldog hole.
The Panthers recorded 11 fastbreak factors and 17 factors off of Drake turnovers. UNI would solely shoot 25.4% from the sphere the place the Bulldogs shot 49.2% and made 36 factors within the paint.
Grace Berg has now led the Bulldogs in scoring for seven straight video games. She recorded 18 factors, six rebounds and two assists tonight. Maggie Bair recorded a game-high of 10 rebounds towards the Panthers.
The Panthers will play the Evansville Aces Feb. 27-28 within the McLeod Middle for the rescheduled MVC sequence attributable to COVID-19 among the many Aces Tier-1 Personnel. Tip-off will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday and midday on Sunday. This would be the final MVC sequence performed within the McLeod Middle for the 2020-21 Ladies’s Basketball Season.
–Kayba Laube recorded a brand new career-high 14 factors towards Drake.
– Megan Maahs added 5 rebounds towards Drake and now sits with 820 profession rebounds.
– Maya McDermott went 4-4 from the free-throw line tonight.
– Bre Gunnels and Cynthia Wolf each recorded two blocks.