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First Half Woes Halt Women's Basketball Friday

First Half Woes Halt Women's Basketball Friday

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Illinois Tech women's basketball team played its second game in as many days on Friday evening, opposing the Blue Angels of Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. A dominant start for the Blue Angels doomed the Scarlet Hawks, as Tech fell 77-50.

How it Happened

  • Mount Mary impressed early on, shooting 71.4% in the first quarter and nailing three three-pointers to take a commanding 18-point lead after 10 minutes.
  • Tech's offense slumped throughout the first half, as the Scarlet Hawks managed just 16 points and trailed by 29 at the intermission.
  • The third quarter was Tech's best, as Raiven Johnson propelled the Scarlet Hawks to 20 points with eight of her own and a perfect 3-for-3 shooting performance. Tech outscored the Angels 20-7 in the quarter.
  • Johnson netted two more and Shannon O'Donnell added seven as Tech scored 14 more in the fourth, but Mount Mary scored 25 and shot 50% in the quarter to build the lead back up before the final buzzer.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • O'Donnell scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting while also chipping in six rebounds and five assists.
  • Johnson had 10 bench points.
  • Madison Davis had nine points on three three-pointers.
  • Erin Nelson led Tech with 10 rebounds.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks outrebounded the Angels 43-36. 
  • On the offensive glass, the Scarlet Hawks recorded an impressive 20 rebounds.
  • Mount Mary shot 46.7% compared to Tech's 28.8%.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks take the court next on Wednesday at St. Mary's University, with tip-off taking place at 7:30 p.m. central (8:30 p.m. eastern).