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Women's Basketball Drops 66-56 Contest at Findlay

Women's Basketball Drops 66-56 Contest at Findlay

FINDLAY, Ohio - The Saginaw Valley State University women's basketball team fell on the road at the University of Findlay by a score of 66-56 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest on Thursday night (Jan. 9).

After carrying a 33-30 lead into the halftime break, the Lady Cardinals were out-scored by a 36-23 margin by the Oilers and fell by the 10 point final deficit.

The Oilers grabbed a quick 2-0 lead that was answered by SVSU's senior guard Kayla Womack, who nailed a three-pointer just over a minute into the game to make the score 3-2.

Neither team would score until the 15:33 mark, when Cardinal junior forward Briana Graham made good on a layup to extend the lead to 5-2.

A Womack jumper at the 3:17 marker gave Saginaw Valley its largest lead of the half at 32-25, but Findlay used a 5-1 run to end the scoring for the period to cut the lead to three at 33-30, which is what the scoreboard showed heading into the break.

Senior guard Kristen Greene led all scorers in the first 20 minutes of play with nine points, adding a game-high seven rebounds to that point.

Womack added eight first half points for the Cards.

SVSU held the lead all the way until the 11:16 mark in the second half, when the Oilers grabbed a 41-40 lead after a Karli Bonar layup.

The Lady Cards held their final lead of the game with 7:20 left to play after junior forward Samantha Zirzow made a jumper to give them a 52-51 lead.

The Oilers grabbed the lead back and held on and extended it out to as many as 10 points, which is what they led by when the final buzzer sounded.

Greene was named the Meijer "Player of the Game" after netting a game-high 17 points while grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds, 11 of which were on the defensive end.

Womack added 13 points while Graham scored 12 and grabbed six boards.

SVSU held a 42-27 final edge in total rebounds, but was plagued by 30 turnovers in the contest and forced just 11 for the opponents.

The Lady Cardinals fall to 6-4 overall on the 2013-14 season and 4-3 in the GLIAC while the Oilers improve to 6-5 overall and 3-4 in league play.  The squad is back in action on Saturday (Jan. 11), when it takes-on Hillsdale College in a 1:00 pm contest.