Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 18, 2017 - posted by Kyle Condon
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Grace College
Grace (Ind.) 14-16, 9-9 CL912141449
Taylor (Ind.) 13-17, 8-10 CL1323221472
Feb. 18, 2017
Upland, IN
Attendance: 137
Grace (Ind.)Indv. LeadersTaylor (Ind.)
#20 Vironnica Drake - 17Points #15 Cassidy Wyse - 18
#24 Darian Patton - 8Rebounds #14 Aubrey Wright - 8
#24 Darian Patton - 3Assists #14 Aubrey Wright - 6
Grace (Ind.)Team StatisticsTaylor (Ind.)
35.2% (19 - 54) Field Goals % 46.4% (26 - 56)
7.1% (1 - 14) 3 Point Field Goals % 42.9% (6 - 14)
76.9% (10 - 13) Free Throws 93.3% (14 - 15)
31Rebounds 35
6Assists 21
14Turnovers 9
102nd Chance Pts 7

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UPLAND, Ind. – TU senior Monica Compton poured in a season-high 16 points on Senior Day to lift the Trojans to a 72-49 victory over Grace on Saturday.


With the win, Taylor secured the No. 5 seed in the Crossroads League Tournament, lining up a rematch at fourth-seeded Grace on Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the tournament quarterfinals. The Trojans lost, 51-42, at Grace on January 21.


Both teams started the day slow on offense, as the two teams combined for 22 points on eight-of-29 shooting from the field over the first 10 minutes of action. TU held a 13-nine lead after the first period.


The second quarter was a different story for the Trojans, however, as the hosts rattled off ten unanswered points to begin the stanza, taking a 23-to-nine lead at the 7:22 mark. Grace closed the gap to 11, 32-21, with 96 seconds to go in the half, but a pair of TU buckets made it 36-21 in favor of the Purple and Gold at halftime.


Taylor shot a blistering 10-of-15 (67 percent) from the floor in the second quarter to build up the 15-point advantage.


The Trojans' offensive barrage continued in the third quarter, as Compton and Cassidy Wyse each drained two jumpers for an eight-to-zero burst to begin the second half, quickly inflating the TU lead to 23 points, 44-21, with 7:47 left in the third period. The 44 points in 22:13 of game action was more than the Trojans scored in the entire first contest at Grace on January 21 (42). Taylor backed up its second-quarter hot shooting with another sizzling shooting exhibition in the third period, going nine-of-13 (69 percent) over the 10-minute span.


The Lancers never cut the deficit under 20 the rest of the game, and TU cruised to the 72-49 win.


In addition to Compton's season-best output on seven-of-11 shooting, Wyse led Taylor with 18 points on eight-of-12 shooting from the floor. Aubrey Wright posted an all-around stat line of eight points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Kendall Bradbury added 15 points, seven rebounds, three dimes and two steals for the victors.


TU (13-17, 8-10 CL) will take on the Lancers (14-16, 9-9 CL) on the road in the Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.

Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0