Sat, Nov. 20, 2010 - [Women's Basketball]
Junior Amanda Francis scored 20 points in Saturday's matchup against #20 IU-Southeast to bring her career total to 1,000 points. Francis' final basket in the closing seconds was not enough to give the Lady Racers the upset win, but it was enough to put her in the 1,000 point club, the first Lady Racer to do so. UNOH fell behind by as many as 17 with under five minutes remaining, but fell short on the comeback as the final was 76-71 in favor of the Grenadiers.
The Lady Racers took advantage of the contest from the tip as they took the early lead and never gave it back for the rest of the half. UNOH would push their largest lead of the game to 14 with 6:47 remaining in the first half. IU-Southeast would close the gap with a 9-0 run and would enter the break with a 36-30 deficit.
The second half was a different story as the Grenadiers came out with the momentum and took their first lead of the day at 46-45 with 14:39 left in the game. With the Lady Racers leading 52-51, the Grenadiers found their rhythm and smothered UNOH as they used a 23-5 run over the next ten minutes to lead 74-57 with 4:14 left in the game.
All was not lost for the Lady Racers as they closed the game with a 14-2 run of their own to bring the final to 76-71, the final two points coming from Francis to bring some success on the day as she entered the 1,000 point club.
The Lady Racers were led by Amanda Francis
and Senior Tara Olberding
with 20 points each. Olberding was 7 of 9 from the field including 4 of 6 from behind the arc. Francis grabbed 5 rebounds in the effort. Senior Molly French
led the Lady Racers in rebounds with 8.
The Grenadiers placed 4 players in double figures as Ashmere Woods totaled 19 points for their scoring leader. Whitney Duncan had 15 points, while Megan Murphy and Lauren Brim scored 13 and 12 points.
With the loss, the Lady Racers fall to 3-4 on the season. UNOH will be back in action on Tuesday night when they host Malone University with a 5:30 pm tipoff.