|Cincinnati Christian (Ohi 0-6||17||6||11||18||52|
|Taylor University 2-2||17||20||21||17||75|
|Nov. 10, 2015|
|Cincinnati Christian (Ohi||Indv. Leaders||Taylor University|
|#10 Lexie Doddridge - 10||Points||#32 Kendall Bradbury - 19|
|#25 Aly Balser - 9||Rebounds||#15 Cassidy Wyse - 8|
|2 Players (#1,#25) - 3||Assists||#20 Taylor Degenkolb - 6|
|Cincinnati Christian (Ohi||Team Statistics||Taylor University|
|37.3% (19 - 51)||Field Goals %||53.3% (32 - 60)|
|38.5% (5 - 13)||3 Point Field Goals %||13.3% (2 - 15)|
|64.3% (9 - 14)||Free Throws||75% (9 - 12)|
|9||2nd Chance Pts||12|
UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor women's basketball team used a 22-0 run in the first half and shot a blistering 53 percent from the field Tuesday night to claim a 75-52 win over Cincinnati Christian.
Trailing 17-11 with 1:39 remaining in the first quarter, the Trojans used a 6-0 run to end the opening segment, knocking down three-of-four shot attempts during that time. After freshman Cassidy Wyse sparked the run, senior Monica Compton tallied the remaining four points to tie the game up at 17-17 at the end of the first quarter.
The Trojans carried that offensive momentum into the second quarter, while also playing solid defense. TU outscored the Eagles 16-0 over the first eight minutes of the second quarter, extending the lead to 33-17. Cincinnati Christian finally broke Taylor's 22-0 run with 1:50 left in the quarter on a free throw. The Trojans held the Eagles to just six points in the second period on 2-of-13 shooting from the field. Both of those baskets came with under one minute before the half, giving the Purple and Gold a 37-23 lead going into the intermission.
The Trojans continued to outplay Cincinnati Christian throughout the second half. TU was able to build its lead to as many as 24 in the third quarter thanks to the scoring duo of Wyse and freshman Kendall Bradbury. The two combined for 17 of TU's 21 third-quarter points, while the team finished 10-of-16 from the field.
Taylor pushed its lead to 32 in the fourth quarter with just 2:34 remaining in the game. The Trojans would go scoreless the rest of the contest and the Eagles would end the game on a 9-0 run to post the final score of 75-52.
Taylor (2-2) forced 27 Cincinnati Christian (0-6) turnovers in the game and scored 24 points on those turnovers. TU also found large production in the paint, scoring 52 of its 76 points in the lane. While the Trojans have found success from the three-point line this year, TU finished just 1-of-15 from deep, but finished shooting 53 percent in the game due to the large success down low.
Along with her 19 points, Bradbury also finished with five rebounds and four steals. Her four steals matched a game high with Wyse, who netted 16 points and finished with a team-high eight rebounds. Freshman Lacey Garrett came off the bench and finished with 11 points. The Crawfordsville, Indiana native knocked down all five of her shot attempts in 15 minutes of play.
The Trojans will be in Miami, Florida this weekend for two matches. TU will play at Johnson & Wales University on Friday, then take on No. 25 Saint Thomas on Saturday. Taylor's next home game will be two weeks from now on Tuesday, November 24 when the teams opens up Crossroads League play against Grace.