DETROIT -- Taking on Wayne State University on Thursday (Jan. 23) in GLIAC play, the Cardinal Women's Basketball team fell by a final score of 74-64 in Detroit. Saginaw Valley got double-digit scoring from three players, including a career-high 17 points from senior guard Mariah Cook.
SVSU falls to 8-10 overall and 4-6 in the GLIAC while Wayne State is now 10-8 and 4-6 in the league.
The Cards had a solid opening quarter, taking an 18-14 lead into the second frame. Cook hit on 3-of-4 shots for the visitors for eight first quarter points.
In the second quarter, the Warriors put up 20 points to Saginaw Valley's eight, taking the lead and a 34-26.
There were 20 more points scored by WSU in the third quarter, as the home team outscored SVSU 20-14 to increase its lead to 54-40. Kaitlyn Zarycki had seven points in the third quarter and Cook added another five.
Saginaw Valley outscored the Warriors by a 24-20 count in the fourth but Wayne State was able to maintain and close-out for a 10-point win, 74-64.
Inside the Boxscore
- Cook finished 5-for-12 shooting and 3-for-7 from three-point range for a career-best 17 points. She added two rebounds and two steals in the contest while being named the Meijer "Player of the Game."
- Zarycki had a game-high 18 points with three boards, three steals and an assist.
- Maddie Maloney added a dozen points with five rebounds and three helpers.
- Tyler Scheid grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and scored six points.
- Kaitlyn Geers added seven points and five boards for Saginaw Valley.
- WSU had a 42-8 edge in bench scoring in the game.
- The Cards hit on just 18-of-32 tries at the foul line in the game.
The Cardinals continue on and play at Ashland University on Saturday (Jan. 25), as they face the Eagles at 1:00 p.m. You can follow the action live at svsucardinals.com.
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