Rowan Drops 15 in Women’s Basketball Loss

Brooke Rowan led the Scarlet Hawks in scoring on Saturday (photo credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography).
Brooke Rowan led the Scarlet Hawks in scoring on Saturday (photo credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography).

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – The Illinois Tech women's basketball team played a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) contest on Saturday, taking on the Concordia University Chicago Cougars. Tech (0-14, 0-10 NACC) was defeated by CUC (5-10, 5-7 NACC) 64-44.

How it Happened

  • The Cougars entered the game on an impressive 14-0 run, which was snapped by Meredith Williams with 5:44 remaining in the first quarter.
  • After the run, the Scarlet Hawks defense tightened up, not allowing a made CUC field goal until the 9:43 mark in the second quarter, a span lasing over seven minutes.
  • Brooke Rowan would have arguably her best quarter of the season in the second to keep the Scarlet Hawks in it, scoring nine as Tech entered the half down 33-22.
  • The Scarlet Hawks came out with energy in the second half, trimming the Cougar lead down to seven while holding the hosts scoreless over the first 3:21 of the third quarter.
  • However, the CUC offense would find life, scoring 20 points over the rest of the third and riding the momentum to an insurmountable fourth quarter lead.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Rowan scored a career-high 15 points on just eight shot attempts. She took nine free throw attempts, making six, and tallied nine rebounds.
  • Erin Efimoff also had a strong game with 14 points and seven rebounds. Six of the seven boards came in the first half.

Stats to Know

  • Rebounds were even at 39-39.
  • The teams combined for 59 turnovers.
  • Tech shot 25 free throws compared to CUC's 10.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will play at Concordia University Wisconsin on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.