The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team won its first Great Lakes Valley Conference game thanks to a 78-64 victory at Missouri S&T on Saturday afternoon.
The Rangers (3-10, 1-4 GLVC) never trailed and used an 11-0 run to end the first quarter with a 19-6 lead. With 2 minutes 23 seconds left in the third quarter, they held a 23-point lead – their biggest of the game.
Parkside, which shot 49.2% (30-61) from the floor, was led by Brittney Fair’s 15 points. Luaren Boerger added 11 and Asiah Lawson chipped in with 10.
Maddie Raley had a team-high 12 points for Missouri S&T (6-7, 1-4).
The Carthage women’s basketball team managed just two points in the final 8-plus minutes and went from a seven-point lead to a 59-56 loss to visiting Elmhurst Saturday at Tarble Arena.
“We didn’t execute our offense physically to get where we wanted to,” Carthage coach Tim Bernero said. “They took us out of stuff, we panicked a little bit and made some bad passes in situations where we didn’t need to.”
The Red Hawks (8-5, 3-2 CCIW) held a 54-47 lead with 8:25 remaining but allowed the Bluejays (10-3, 2-2) to score the next eight points.
Carthage regained a 56-55 lead on a basket by Morgan Harris with 28 seconds to go, but Elmhurst quickly answered with a field goal from Michaela Kumer for a one-point lead with 17 seconds to go.
Harris missed her next shot, was called for an offensive foul on her team’s next possession and came up short on a game-tying three-pointer from beyond halfcourt at the buzzer.
She finished with a team-high 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Red Hawks, who lost for just the 17th time in 71 games against Elmhurst.