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HU women vs. John Carroll updates
January 13, 2010 - Zach Baker
Heidelberg got off to a horrible start, and trailed 16-4 10 minutes in. The shooting has been beyond poor, but the true culprit has been Heidelberg's turnovers, which have to be at 10.
It's 21-6 John Carroll (8:25)
Stacey Richard has five point, and Heidelberg has pulled to within 21-11. As bad a the Student Princes started the game, they are just a few shots and defensive stops from getting back into it. They can get the defensive stops. The question is how consistent Heidelberg can be on offense. It's 23-11 (5:54)
At halftime, John Carroll leads, 32-21.
Heidelberg has cut the lead to 33-25. Heidelberg's defense has been pretty solid. The offense could really use a bucket to cut the lead to six. Jenny Miller has 10 points.
Richard's jumper makes it 33-27 at the 16:35 mark.
With 14:06 left in regualtion, each team is struggling offensively. A jumper by Caitlin Sureck makes it 37-27 at the 13:32 mark. Again, the HU defense is strong, but the offense has been tough to come by. Lee Jennings has nine points, leading JCU. Betsy Shrider has seven points for HU, trailing only Miller, who has 10.
A flagrent foul was called on Heidelberg'sLyndsey Davault, giving Jennings two shots and JCU the ball. Jennings splits and JCU can't convert on offense. Heidelberg is hanging on. 38-27 JCU, 12:56.
Heidelberg has cut the lead to 38-31 following a breakaway layup by Miller. Shrider is really becoming a force underneath in the second half. She just drew a foul. A score here would bring Heidelberg closer than its been since early in the first half. (11:53)
A jumper by DaVault has made it 38-35 at the 10:06 mark. DaVault's follow up 3 could have tied it, but it was off the mark. A right corner 3 ties it, then a Miller rebound andd Heidelberg can take the lead, but Sureck's block and ebound stop the push. Kate Mahoney's 3 puts JCU ahead.
It's now 41-40 at the 8:15 mark. Great comeback.
Suddenly, JCU is rebounding everything in sight, and has taken a 48-42 lead. It's been a 5-0 JCU run, and 5:20 remains.
Right now the teams are trading baskets. It's 52-46 JCU, 3:18 remains. A key offensive board and stickback by Sureck makes it 54-46 with 3:13 left.
Shrider splits a pair at the line at the 2:17 mark; HU trails 55-49. I think the reason John Carroll is in the position it's in is because it has asserted itself up front in the final minutes. The Blue Streaks are taking very few low percentage shots.
It's 57-49 at the 1:41 mark.
With 38 seconds left, Heidelberg has cut it to 58-54, and has the ball. Richard and Miller both have good looks at the basket, but both shots miss. Forced to foul, HU sends Jennings to the line, where she makes both. 15 seconds left. Barker's 3 misses. Pretty much over with six seconds left.
John Carroll wins 61-54.