News Photo
62
VS
50
Roosevelt University
St. Ambrose
Women's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 25, 2017

Four points over an eight-minute stretch in the fourth quarter cost the Bees in a 62-50 loss to Roosevelt Wednesday night in Lee Lohman Arena.

A Hannah Bindner jumper 44 seconds into the fourth tied the game at 39-39. Over the next eight-plus minutes, the Bees managed just four points, on baskets from Aubrie Carlisle and Hailey Cook.

When SAU next scored on another Carlisle jumper with 1:01 to go, the deficit was 62-45. That score started a game-ending 7-0 run, capped by five straight points from Gabrielle Koelker, to account for the final score.

St. Ambrose made just three of its first 15 shots in the fourth before the late run left the Bees 6-of-20 for the quarter.

The shooting struggles weren't limited to the fourth quarter as SAU shot just 28.6 percent (18-of-63) for the game.

Despite that, the Bees were in the game nearly the entire way, thanks to limiting the Lakers to less than 40-percent shooting and forcing 22 turnovers.

Roosevelt (12-12, 6-8 CCAC) held a slim 24-22 halftime lead and neither team led by more than two points in a back-and-forth third quarter. SAU took its final lead on a Koelker jumper inside the final minute of the third before the Lakers ended the frame with a 3-pointer for a 39-37 edge heading into the fourth.

Carlisle led the Bees with 10 points in the loss. Koelker came off the bench to throw in nine points and Cook finished with eight. Colleen Grady netted six points. Cook and Reeann McCarty shared team-high honors with eight rebounds apiece. Brette Logic came up with seven of the team's 17 steals.

SAU, now 7-15 overall and 3-11 in the CCAC, will visit Calumet St. Joseph Saturday.