Oshkosh, Wis. – The Edgewood College women’s basketball team lost a tough matchup against No. 22 UW-Oshkosh on Tuesday evening. The Eagles held a five-point lead over the Titans in the third quarter, but fell 81-71 in Oshkosh. Paige Banks And Kenzie Senfner The Eagles led the offense and both posted career bests.
How did it happen?
– Playing for the second time this season, Edgewood College (0-2) blew a lead twice on Tuesday. The Eagles were better (6-of-6) from the three-point line in the second half of action, making three in the third and fourth periods.
– After the first two periods, UW-Oshkosh (4-0) led 36-29. The Titans shot well in the first two periods, going 13-of-29 from the floor. Edgewood College was particularly effective from three-point range, shooting 50 percent (4-of-8) from long range.
– Edgewood College went on an 18-6 run after the break to take a 47-42 lead with 3:54 on the clock. Ultimately, UW-Oshkosh would regain a four-point lead (51-47) heading into the final 10 minutes of action.
– Both teams posted their highest scoring periods in the final 10 minutes, with the Titans dropping 30 points and the Eagles 24 in a quick back-and-forth quarter. The Eagles stayed within single digits before the Titans pulled away with 2 minutes left.
– Banks led the Edgewood College offense with a career-best 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the floor and 2-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc. Banks pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists. Senfner was on fire from three-point range, knocking down 5-of-6 and totaling a career-best 17 points. Callie Norby And Eden Bonser Added 11 points each. Vivian Guerrero Pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds and collected six points. Emma Klein Led the Eagles with five assists.
– The Eagles finished 71.4 percent shooting from three-point range, the best in the Edgewood College record books. Edgewood College finished shooting 46.8 percent from the floor and 60 percent from the charity stripe.
– UW-Oshkosh improved to 4-0 on the season behind double-digit scoring from Sarah Hardwick (19 points), Allison Forney (12 points), Kennedy Osterman (11 points) and Avery Poole (10 points). Hardwick pulled down 11 rebounds for the Titans, and three different players dished out two assists.
– The Titans found most of their success from close, shooting 50.8 percent from the floor and 34 points in the paint.
Beyond the box score
The Eagles last led after halftime against UW-Oshkosh on Dec. 10, 2010, 60-51. The Eagles led 4-2 last time against UW-Oshkosh in the first minute of the NCAA Division III tournament on Friday. March 6
– Edgewood College will continue their tough schedule on Friday when they take on No. 8 Trine University in the Trine University Cameron Hospital Classic. Operation from Angola, Indiana is set for 7:00pm Eastern Standard Time.