ISU Women's Basketball: A Heartbreaker
On Saturday, ISU lost a heartbreaker in overtime (81-74) to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
Adapted for KISU from an article by Jon Match
The Bengals took the early lead with 6:19 to play in the first quarter going up 8-7 on the jacks from a jumper by Montana Oltrogge. The Bengals would hold onto the lead until 8:27 in the 3rd when NAU would take a one-point lead. The Bengals immediately responded with a three-pointer by Tomekia Whitman to retake the lead at 39-37.
The two teams went back and forth with the Bengals holding the slim one-point lead with 1:30 to play.
After a steal by Estefania Ors that she had to pass to avoid going out of bounds, Tomekia Whitman tied up with an NAU player, and a loose ball foul was called allowing the NAU player to hit a free throw and tie the game with eight seconds to play. The Bengals last-second attempt came up just short and the two teams went to overtime.
In overtime, after going down three points, Estefania Ors hit a three to tie the game at 71-71 with two to play. The NAU Jacks hit consecutive three pointers and the Bengals were unable to close the gap. The game ended with the NAU 81-74 OT victory.
The Bengals shot 24-of-67 from the field. Dora Goles led the Bengals in scoring with 20 points while also going a perfect nine of nine from the free throw line. The Bengals lost the battle on the glass, being outrebounded by NAU 38-31. As they did against Portland State though, the Bengals doubled up the Jacks on Oboards, pulling down 12 compared to NAU’s six which led to 11 second-change Bengal points. The Bengals forced 28 turnovers by the Jacks.
After a long, six game trip, the Bengals are finally back home in Reed gym on Wednesday morning at 11 am to take on Carrol College.
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