|Friends (Kan.) 22-4, 18-1||16||19||20||19||74|
|Ottawa (Kan.) 16-11, 12-7||15||23||12||18||68|
|Feb. 9, 2017|
|Friends (Kan.)||Indv. Leaders||Ottawa (Kan.)|
|#2 Shann Sellers - 30||Points||#13 Ashley Romig - 24|
|#2 Shann Sellers - 17||Rebounds||3 Players - 7|
|#2 Shann Sellers - 5||Assists||#11 Kelsey Hendricks - 5|
|Friends (Kan.)||Team Statistics||Ottawa (Kan.)|
|42% (29 - 69)||Field Goals %||51.1% (23 - 45)|
|21.4% (3 - 14)||3 Point Field Goals %||25% (3 - 12)|
|72.2% (13 - 18)||Free Throws||90.5% (19 - 21)|
|18||2nd Chance Pts||11|
OTTAWA, Kan. – The Ottawa University women's basketball team fell short to no. 14 Friends University, 74-68, in Wilson Field House on Thursday night.
In the first quarter of play there were five ties and seven lead changes. Two free throws by Ashley Romig gave OU a 15-14 lead with 1:50 on the clock. Friends though would get the final basket of the quarter on a Shann Sellers put back, giving the Falcons a 16-15 at the end of the first.
The teams exchanged baskets at the start of the second with OU taking a 22-21 lead on a 3-pt field goal by Madi Stewart. A jumper by Jenna Kramer gave OU a 24-21 lead with 6:15 on the clock. Two straight defensive stops by the Braves and two free throws by Stewart gave OU a 26-21 lead.
Sellers though scored four straight points for the Falcons, cutting OU's lead to 26-25 with 4:02 left in the half. The Braves answered with seven straight points, taking a 33-25 lead over the Falcons. OU built its lead to nine points, 38-29, on a 3-pt field goal by Stewart at the 1:21 mark. Friends though ended the half on a 6-0 run and the Braves had a 38-35 lead at the half.
Friends opened the second half by going on a 10-2 run and taking a 45-40 lead over the Braves. The Falcons increased its lead to 55-44 with 1:28 left in the quarter. The Braves responded by finishing the quarter on a 6-0 run and OU trailed 55-50 at the end of the third.
OU cut into the Falcon lead at the start of the fourth. A field goal by Romig at the 4:31 mark cut the deficit to 61-60. Friends though would put some space between themselves and the Braves and with 1:56 left in regulation, OU trailed 69-62.
The Braves were forced to foul to try to extend the game. The Falcons however, were able to connect on their free throws and the Braves fell 74-68.
Inside the box score
Ottawa shot 51.1 percent from the floor, 25 percent from behind the 3-pt line, and 90.5 percent from the free throw line. The Braves had three players in double figures led by Ashley Romig's 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the floor. She had seven rebounds. Madi Stewart scored 20 points on 5-for-9 shooting and finished with seven rebounds. Kaylee Williams scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Kelsey Hendricks led the Braves with five assists.
Who is Next?
OU (16-11, 12-7) is on the road on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Leavenworth, Kan. against the University of Saint Mary Spires. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. in the Ryan Sports Center.