|Ottawa (Kan.) 18-13||16||10||14||21||61|
|Kansas Wesleyan 20-11||13||9||24||22||68|
|Feb. 23, 2017|
|Ottawa (Kan.)||Indv. Leaders||Kansas Wesleyan|
|#33 Madi Stewart - 22||Points||#11 Karlie Steinle - 23|
|#13 Ashley Romig - 9||Rebounds||#41 Maddie Miller - 7|
|2 Players (#11,#13) - 3||Assists||#21 Gabbie Miller - 6|
|Ottawa (Kan.)||Team Statistics||Kansas Wesleyan|
|39.6% (21 - 53)||Field Goals %||40.7% (24 - 59)|
|25% (4 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||31% (9 - 29)|
|75% (15 - 20)||Free Throws||57.9% (11 - 19)|
|14||2nd Chance Pts||15|
SALINA, Kan. – The Ottawa University women's basketball team fell short to Kansas Wesleyan University in the KCAC Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday evening in Mabee Arena.
A 3-pt field goal by Madi Stewart gave OU an 8-3 lead over Kansas Wesleyan to open the contest. A second straight three by Stewart increased the Brave lead to 11-3. KWU though responded by going on a 7-0 run and cutting the Brave lead to 11-10 with 2:07 left in first quarter.
OU answered by scoring the next five points and after a basket by Jessica King, the Brave lead was 16-10 with 1:14 on the clock. KWU's Karlie Steinle though would score the final points of the quarter, converting an old fashioned 3-pt play and the OU lead was 16-13 at the end of one.
Ashley Romig scored the first four points of the second quarter to increase the OU lead to 20-13. KWU however would chip away at the OU lead. A 3-pt field goal by Steinle cut the Brave lead to 24-22 with 1:31 on the clock. The Braves though would get a basket from Stewart at the end of the quarter to take a 26-22 lead into the locker room.
Kansas Wesleyan scored the first five points of the half to take a 27-26 lead over the Braves. Baskets by Kaylee Williams and Jenn Kramer though allowed the Braves to retake the lead 30-27. KWU would retake the lead 37-35 with 2:28 on the clock. A 3-pt play by Stewart however gave OU back the lead 38-37.
The Coyotes responded by scoring six straight points and with 44 seconds on the clock led 43-38. Two free throws from Stewart cut the deficit to 43-40. The Coyotes though would get a 3-pt field goal from Ashley Heller with eight seconds on the clock to take a 46-40 lead in the fourth.
The Coyotes increased their lead to 58-50 with 5:57 left in regulation. A basket by Stewart cut the deficit to 58-52. KWU quickly answered with a basket of its own, taking a 60-52 lead with 4:29 on the clock. The Braves though did not quit, scoring six straight points and with 1:44 on the clock, trailed 60-58.
KWU though answered with five straight points and with 36 seconds on the clock, OU was down 65-58. The Braves were forced to foul and the Coyotes converted the free throws in the final 30 seconds of play to take the 68-61 victory.
Inside the box score
Ottawa shot 39.6 percent from the floor, 25 percent from behind the 3-pt line, and 75 percent from the free throw line. Madi Stewart led OU with 22 points. She also pulled down eight rebounds. Ashley Romig was the other Brave in double figures, scoring 18 points. She finished with nine rebounds, three assists, and three blocked shots.
The Braves finish the season with a record of 18-13 and a fifth place finish in the KCAC.