Mon, Feb. 6, 2012 - [Women's Basketball]
Dubuque 64, Loras 58 - OT
Despite a pair of double-doubles and 36 made free throws, the Duhawks lost a home contest to the Dubuque Spartans on Saturday afternoon in overtime, 64-58.
The visitors opened up a 10-point halftime lead and held the second half lead until the final two minutes of regulation when things heated up.
Mollie Whiting scored 17 first half points and the Duhawks made just six field goals in the opening 20 minutes to set the tone for the second half.
The visitors lead was up to as many as 16 points in the second half as the offensive woes continued for Loras on their home floor. With a 44-28 lead for the Spartans, Loras began to mount their comeback.
A 10-0 Loras run eventually helped the home team take a 51-49 lead with less than two minutes to play on two Kelly Rogowski free throws. Heather Taylor tied it with a pair of her own free throws before Katie Langmeier swung things back in the Duhawks' favor with 1:18 to play on two points from the free throw line.
Langmeier and Lindsey LaBadie would combine to go 3-for-4 from the free throw line to give the Duhawks 56 points at the end of regulation. Heather Taylor made two more for the visitors landing them on 53 with just 12 seconds to go and the basketball.
On Spartans final possession of regulation, trailing by three, Dubuque turned to Aimee Reyzer. Reyzer hit a top-of-the-key 3-pointer to send the game to overtime.
The sloppy offense continued with neither team converting a field goal in the five minute session. Dubuque went 0-for-3 from the field and the Duhawks went 0-for-8. The Spartans went 8-for-9 from the charity stripe as the Duhawks went 2-for-2 – final score 64-58 to the visitors.
The teams combined to shoot just 26.5% from the field (30-of-113).
Loras went an incredible 36-of-52 from the free throw line while the Spartans went 19-of-26. That's 78 combined free throws in 45 minutes of basketball, with 59 personal fouls called.
Katie Langmeier and Lindsey LaBadie recorded double-doubles for the Duhawks. Langmeier finished with 19 points and 16 rebounds. LaBadie had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Whiting finished with 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting to lead Dubuque.
Lindsey LaBadie, along with five athletic training students, were honored in a ceremony prior to the game as part of Senior Day.
Loras fell to a second place Iowa Conference tie with Coe at 9-4. They are now 14-8 overall and had their season high six game winning streak snapped with the loss.
Central College (5-16, 0-12) comes to the AWC for the regular season home finale on Wednesday night at 6:00 PM. Loras closes the regular season on the road with Wartburg and Simpson.