Hot-shooting Spartans too much for Duhawks
Wed, Feb. 9, 2011 - [Women's Basketball]

It wasn't the Duhawks day for the Loras College women's basketball team Saturday after a 64-56 loss against cross town rival University of Dubuque in Stoltz Gymnasium.

The difference all came down to shooting and despite Loras shot an impressive 17-of-18 from the free throw line, the Duhawks struggled from the field. Loras finished 32% for field goals on 17-of-53, including going 5-of-24 from the 3-point line. The Spartans took advantage by shooting 23-of-44 for 52% from the field, and 7-of-11 from the 3-point line. One bright spot on the day for the Duhawks came from Brit Kent who shot 7-of-15 from the field and finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds, leading in each category for Loras.

The Duhawks got off to a fast start, including a seven point lead before falling behind by twelve points at halftime. Loras was unable to cut the Spartan lead to single digits until the final minute.

Kelly Rogowski scored 10 points for the Duhawks and Kelsey James added 8, but it wasn't enough on the cold shooting day for Loras. Dubuque was led by Mollie Whiting and Aimee Reyzer who recorded 17 and 16 points, respectively.

Loras moves to 10-11 and 6-6 in Iowa Conference play with the loss and tied for fifth in the conference with Dubuque.

The Duhawks will make the long trip to Storm Lake on Monday for a rescheduled game to take on the fourth place Buena Vista Beavers (10-10, 6-5). Loras will then take on Coe Wednesday night in the Athletic Wellness Center.