Women’s basketball | Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 8:05 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – The Ottawa University women’s basketball team fell 65:47 on Wednesday night at the Garvey Center against Friends University.
Both teams fought for basketball in the first quarter. Brooke Spraggins’ basket, six seconds behind in the quarter, linked the game 9-9.
Jalisa Simons scored the first basket of the second quarter for the Braves, giving OU an 11-9 lead. Friends quickly leveled the game at 11, but OU took the lead after a basket from Haley Franklin, 13-11.
Ottawa extended their lead to 16:11 against the Falcons, 8:07 in the half after a 3-point field goal from Jordan Bianco. A free throw from Kanecia Payne and a 3-point field goal from Spraggins brought the OU lead to seven points, 21-14.
The Falcons responded with a 7-0 run, which equalized the game at 21:21 with 2:40 on the clock. Ottawa took the lead back on its next ride across the floor on a Franklin basket and the Braves headed into the locker room at 11:21 pm.
Friends opened the second half with a 22: 5 run and led with 2:33 in the third quarter with 43:28. After a break from OU, the Braves failed because of the Falcon lead. Baskets from Liz Vaughn and two free throws and a 3-pt field goal from Kennedy Banett put OU within six points, 43-37, 20 seconds behind in the quarter.
In the last quarter of the game, the Braves were behind with 53:41 and 4:30 in regular time. Ottawa failed to rally in the final minutes of the game and Friends took the 65-47 win.
Inside the box score
- Ottawa shot 32.7 percent from the ground, 29.4 percent from the 3-point line and 53.3 percent from the free-throw line.
- Kennedy Banquet comes off the bench to score 13 points to lead the Braves.
- Liz Vaughn led OU with five assists, four steals and six rebounds.
Ottawa (4-8, 2-6) returns to the hardwood against York College at Wilson Field House on Saturday, December 11th. Game time is set to 1:00 p.m.