|Taylor (Ind.) 6-7||14||6||11||22||53|
|Robert Morris (Ill.) 1-11||11||15||14||20||60|
|Dec. 19, 2016|
|RMU ACC - Arlington Heigh|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Robert Morris (Ill.)|
|#10 Josie Cobb - 17||Points||#24 Victoria Harris - 16|
|#32 Kendall Bradbury - 8||Rebounds||2 Players (#22,#24) - 8|
|#24 Sydney Huffman - 4||Assists||#25 Amber Jennings - 3|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Robert Morris (Ill.)|
|29% (18 - 62)||Field Goals %||37.3% (22 - 59)|
|21.1% (4 - 19)||3 Point Field Goals %||30% (6 - 20)|
|59.1% (13 - 22)||Free Throws||58.8% (10 - 17)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|
CHICAGO – The Taylor women's basketball team experienced its worst shooting performance of the season (29 percent) in a 60-53 defeat at Robert Morris on Monday.
Despite the poor shooting from the Trojans, TU found itself in the lead until the Eagles tied the game at 15 points apiece midway through the second quarter. However, Monica Compton's two-point bucket with 3:36 left in the second period would be Taylor's only made field goal of the quarter, allowing RMU to take a 26-20 lead into halftime. During the pivotal second frame, TU was outrebounded 16-6, in addition to shooting 1-of-14 from the floor.
The Eagles (1-11) began to assert control of the game in the second half, keeping the Trojans from pulling closer than five points and stretching the lead to as many as 15 points until the final minute of regulation. Josie Cobb's fourth triple of the contest with 46 seconds remaining in the game capped off a 12-0 run to pull TU within three of RMU, but Taylor could not convert on its final three shot attempts, and the Eagles knocked down four free throws in the same span to secure the 60-53 victory for the hosts.
Cobb led all scorers with a season-high 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor and 4-of-7 from deep. Aubrey Wright chipped in nine points, while Kendall Bradbury added eight points and eight rebounds for the Trojans.
Taylor (6-7) will play at Governors State (3-8) tomorrow night at 6:00 pm and will return to Odle Arena December 30 and 31 to host the Taylor Christmas Classic.