|Georgetown (Ky.) 0-1||15||21||13||16||65|
|Taylor University 1-1||19||11||22||19||71|
|Nov. 3, 2015|
|Georgetown (Ky.)||Indv. Leaders||Taylor University|
|#22 Haley Armstrong - 14||Points||#32 Kendall Bradbury - 21|
|#45 Teonia McCune - 8||Rebounds||#20 Taylor Degenkolb - 8|
|#15 Jessica Foster - 5||Assists||3 Players - 3|
|Georgetown (Ky.)||Team Statistics||Taylor University|
|46.4% (26 - 56)||Field Goals %||42.1% (24 - 57)|
|41.2% (7 - 17)||3 Point Field Goals %||29.2% (7 - 24)|
|66.7% (6 - 9)||Free Throws||72.7% (16 - 22)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||8|
UPLAND, Ind. – In a fast-paced game Tuesday night, the Taylor women's basketball team picked up a 71-65 win over Georgetown inside Odle Arena. The win moved the Trojans to 1-1 on the season and gave TU its first win over the Tigers in the two program's seven all-time meetings.
Georgetown jumped out of the gates quickly, knocking down its first three shot attempts of the evening to pull ahead 7-0 less than three minutes into the game. Senior Monica Compton broke the Tigers' run moments later connecting on a 12-foot jump shot off an assist from senior Emma Brattain.
Following Compton's made basket, freshman Kendall Bradbury took over for the Trojans. The forward scored Taylor's next 10 points to put TU on a 10-5 run to take a 12-10 lead midway through the first quarter. The Highlands Ranch, Colorado native connected on both of her free throw attempts and all three of her shot attempts, two of which were three-pointers, during the 10-5 run. The run proved to be part of a larger run in which the Trojans finished the first quarter by outscoring Georgetown 19-8 after the early 7-0 deficit.
In the second quarter of play, Georgetown showed to have the hotter hand. The Tigers outscored Taylor 21-11 in the second quarter after finishing 9-of-14 from the field, while holding Taylor to just 4-of-13. Freshman Aubrey Wright scored five of TU's 11 points in the second period, knocking down two of her three shots.
Trailing 36-30 out of the half, Taylor found themselves back in the lead, 39-36, midway through the third quarter after starting the quarter on 9-0 run. Georgetown responded with a small 6-2 run of its own to pull ahead 42-41, but a quick three-pointer by senior Taylor Degenkolb put Taylor back in the lead at 44-42.
Following Degenkolb's three-pointer, Georgetown continued to keep things close by trading baskets with the Trojans. With the score tied at 46-46, Bradbury gave Taylor the lead for good after connecting on a shot to give the purple and gold a 48-46 advantage with under two minutes to play in the third quarter.
The Trojans were able to extend their lead to as many as 10 in the final quarter of play, but couldn't quite put the game away. Georgetown was able to make things interesting at the end after the Tigers knocked down a pair of three-pointers on back-to-back possessions to cut Taylor's lead to 68-65 with 24 seconds remaining. Those points, however, proved to be the Tigers' final points of the game as TU would connect on three of its four free throws down the stretch to post the 71-65 win.
Following a 20-point performance in the season opener on Saturday, Bradbury again led the Trojans with a game-high 21 points, while also recording six rebounds. Degenkolb also had a big game for TU. The senior finished with 16 points, which was two shy of her career high. The Tipton, Indiana native connected on four of her six three-point attempts, which ties her career high in made three-pointers in a game, while also tying her career high in rebounds in a game, pulling down eight on the evening.
Taylor will be back in action on Friday when the team hosts Indiana Tech inside Odle Arena in a 7:00 p.m. start. The game is the second of the Trojans' three-game homestand.