Women’s basketball breaks 7-game losing streak

Though the Truman State University women’s basketball team lost their Thursday game 52-49 against William Jewell College, they triumphed on Saturday 73-63 against Quincy University to break their seven-game losing streak.

Seven games is the longest losing streak under head coach Amy Eagan for the Bulldogs. The women’s victory over Quincy was their first win since Truman’s spring 2018 classes started. Despite their struggles, they remain tied for seventh place in the GLVC.

In Thursday’s loss, all of the Bulldogs’ starting players were outscored 30-29 by Cardinals players Lindsey McCoy and Natalie Closser. Bulldog sophomore guard Sloane Totta led the starting players with 10 points for the game, and freshman center Katie Jaseckas had the highest field goal percentage for the Bulldogs at 2-5.

The women surged back Saturday against Quincy, outscoring the Hawks 20-10 in the first quarter. Jaseckas, senior forward Ashley Hartwig and redshirt junior guard Rachel Steinhoff all scored double-digit points throughout the game. The game also featured two double-doubles — Hartwig earned her first of the season and Jaseckas earned her fifth.

The Bulldogs return home for the last four games of the season, starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against University of Wisconsin-Parkside.