|Taylor University 0-1||15||10||18||16||59|
|Oct. 31, 2015|
|Elgin, Ill. - Lindner Fitness Center|
|Taylor University||Indv. Leaders||Judson|
|#32 Bradbury, Kendall - 20||Points||#03 Courts, Diamond - 24|
|#32 Bradbury, Kendall - 9||Rebounds||#03 Courts, Diamond - 7|
|#24 Brattain, Emma - 3||Assists||2 Players (#03,#14) - 3|
|Taylor University||Team Statistics||Judson|
|34% (17 - 50)||Field Goals %||47.5% (28 - 59)|
|43.8% (7 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||18.8% (3 - 16)|
|72% (18 - 25)||Free Throws||73.7% (14 - 19)|
|5||2nd Chance Pts||14|
ELGIN, Ill. – The Taylor (0-1) women's basketball team opened up their 2015-2016 season on Saturday afternoon, falling to Judson (1-1), 73-59, in Elgin, Illinois.
Freshman Kendall Bradbury and senior Monica Compton paced the Trojans in the opening period, scoring 10 of Taylor's 15 first quarter points. Bradbury put TU up 4-0 early in the game, knocking down two of her first three shot attempts. Compton joined the scoring column minutes later after the senior connected on both of her three-point attempts to push Taylor's lead to 10-7.
Trailing Taylor 15-13 after the first quarter, Judson found their offensive rhythm in the second quarter, outscoring the Trojans 19-10. The Eagles used a 15-3 run to begin the second quarter to take a 28-18 lead with just under five minutes to play in the opening half. Taylor was held to just 2-of-11 shooting in the second quarter and was led by freshman Lacey Garrett, who scored five of Taylor's 10 points in the second segment of play after coming off the bench.
Out of the half, both teams played each other evenly in the third quarter. TU was able to trim Judson's lead to five after back-to-back Taylor three-pointers by Bradbury and Compton to put the score at 36-31. Judson, however, would go on a 7-0 run over the next two minutes to increase their lead to 43-31. Taylor was able to cut the Eagles' lead to seven with just over five minutes in the third quarter, but couldn't narrow the gap anymore before the end of the third quarter.
Shortly into the final quarter of play, two quick free throws by Bradbury and a made jumper by senior Emma Brattain cut Judson's lead to 53-47 with eight minutes to play. Judson would again use a run to increase their lead, outscoring Taylor 13-5 over the next four minutes to take a 66-52 advantage.
Taylor was unable to put themselves back in striking distance as Judson maintained a double-digit lead the remainder of the game. TU shot just 34 percent from the field to Judson's 47.5 percent in the game. Despite the low shooting percentage, the Trojans were able to shoot 43.8 percent from 3-point range, connecting on seven of their 16 attempts from beyond the arc.
In her college debut, Bradbury led the Trojans with 20 points on 6-of-19 shooting. The freshman also finished with a game-high nine rebounds. Compton finished with 15 points on 50 percent shooting from the field (3-of-4 from 3-point range) in her first game back after missing last season with an injury.
Taylor will be back in action on Tuesday when the Trojans begin their three-game homestand in Odle Arena against Georgetown. Tipoff for the game is slated for 7:00 p.m.