|Taylor (Ind.) 6-6||24||15||20||23||82|
|IU East (Ind.) 8-3||32||26||17||18||93|
|Dec. 10, 2016|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||IU East (Ind.)|
|#32 Kendall Bradbury - 22||Points||#22 Tia King - 29|
|#15 Cassidy Wyse - 6||Rebounds||#10 Bailey Dreiman - 10|
|#15 Cassidy Wyse - 6||Assists||2 Players (#5,#10) - 7|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Team Statistics||IU East (Ind.)|
|52.4% (33 - 63)||Field Goals %||55.6% (35 - 63)|
|37.5% (6 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||56.3% (9 - 16)|
|83.3% (10 - 12)||Free Throws||70% (14 - 20)|
|9||2nd Chance Pts||12|
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Taylor women's basketball team trailed by as many as 21 points in the third quarter but stormed to within five of the Red Wolves in the final period before falling to No. 17 IU East, 93-82, on Saturday.
The first quarter provided plenty of offense, as both teams shot at least 70 percent from the floor. The Red Wolves held a 32-24 lead after the opening 10 minutes of action, courtesy of three more made field goals than TU on five extra shot attempts. The Trojans made 11-of-15 field goals, while IU East converted 14-of-20.
The 17th-ranked Red Wolves (8-3) outscored Taylor 26-15 in the second period to open up a 19-point lead at the intermission. Both teams continued to shoot the ball with great efficiency, as the Trojans converted at a 59-percent clip and IUE shot 62 percent in the first half of play.
The hosts began the second half with a bucket to own the largest lead of the game, 21 points, but TU rattled off an 11-1 run to trim the lead to 11 with 6:35 left in the third quarter. IU East pushed its lead back up to 17 and led by 16 after 30 minutes of play.
The Trojans opened the final period with a 15-4 run that brought TU within five points of the Red Wolves with four minutes remaining in the game. Kendall Bradbury spearheaded the crucial spurt with 10 of the 15 points, with Lacey Garrett adding a bucket and Jamie Netzley punctuating with a triple. IU East answered with an 8-2 run, however, to give the No. 17 Red Wolves an 11-point advantage with 1:31 left in regulation, which Taylor could not overcome, as IUE sank seven free-throws in the final 91 seconds to secure the 93-82 victory for IU East.
Both teams attempted an identical 63 shots from the field, with Taylor converting on 33 (52.4 percent) and the Red Wolves made 35 shots for a 55.6-percent clip. The two teams also attempted the same number of three-pointers (16), with TU hitting six triples (37.5 percent) and IU East knocking down nine treys (56.3 percent).
Bradbury notched her eighth 20-point performance of the season, scoring 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. The sophomore also pulled down five boards and dished out two assists. Garrett provided 12 points and four assists for the Trojans, while Aubrey Wright added 10 points, two assists, two steals and a rebound.
Cassidy Wyse led the team in both rebounds (6) and assists (6) and added eight points. Netzley was a perfect 3-for-3 off the bench for eight points in five minutes.
Taylor (6-6) will travel to Robert Morris (0-10) for its next matchup on December 19 at 6:00 pm.