|Judson (Ill.) 8-8||20||16||27||12||75|
|Taylor (Ind.) 8-8||21||13||25||28||87|
|Dec. 31, 2016|
|Judson (Ill.)||Indv. Leaders||Taylor (Ind.)|
|#4 Jayla Barrett - 34||Points||#32 Kendall Bradbury - 33|
|2 Players (#4,#44) - 7||Rebounds||#32 Kendall Bradbury - 14|
|#14 Ashley Heine - 3||Assists||2 Players (#14,#24) - 4|
|Judson (Ill.)||Team Statistics||Taylor (Ind.)|
|46% (29 - 63)||Field Goals %||45.8% (27 - 59)|
|22.7% (5 - 22)||3 Point Field Goals %||41.2% (7 - 17)|
|63.2% (12 - 19)||Free Throws||76.5% (26 - 34)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||10|
UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor women's basketball team used a career-high 23 points from Josie Cobb and 33 points and 14 rebounds from 2016 Taylor Christmas Classic Most Valuable Player Kendall Bradbury to top Judson, 87-75, on the final day of 2016.
Bradbury led the Trojans from the opening tip, as the sophomore poured in 15 of the team's 21 first-quarter points, giving TU a 21-20 lead after 10 minutes of action. The Trojans were an efficient eight-of-14 from the floor, while only turning the ball over one time in the period.
The second quarter was a different story, as Taylor recorded more turnovers (seven) than made field goals (five), allowing Judson to take a 36-34 advantage into halftime.
The Eagles (8-8) extended their lead steadily over the first six minutes after the intermission, taking a 59-47 edge over TU with 3:25 remaining in the quarter. Cobb answered with a pair of three-pointers, courtesy of assists from Sydney Huffman, to cut the deficit in half in a matter of 80 seconds. Bradbury added the last six points of the quarter for the Trojans to make it a 63-59 JU lead after thirty minutes of play.
Taylor overwhelmed the Eagles in the final period, using a seven-to-zero run by Cobb and Bradbury to take a 69-65 lead with 6:57 left in regulation. The Trojans would not look back, as the hosts outscored Judson, 18-10 the rest of the way to secure the 87-75 victory.
Bradbury, who was voted to the all-tournament team, converted on 12 of her 22 shots from the floor and seven-of-nine from the charity stripe for her season-high 33 points to lead the Trojans. Cobb knocked down three triples and went a perfect 10-for-10 from the foul line, while topping the 20-point mark for the first time in her TU career. Cassidy Wyse added 17 points and seven boards off the bench for the Trojans.
Taylor (8-8, 3-1 CL) will return to the hardwood on Wednesday at 7:00 pm, when it hosts No. 25 Huntington (8-7, 2-2 CL) in a Crossroads League matchup inside Odle Arena.