Truman State University’s women’s basketball team fell 70-50 to the University of Southern Indiana in a nail-biter leading up to a consequential fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs are clinging to their 5-4 GLVC winning record after three straight losses within the conference, two of which came from the teams currently tied for second place in the GLVC. Truman remains tied for fourth place.
The Bulldogs and the Screaming Eagles were tied 26-26 after the first half, and the Bulldogs were only down by two when the third quarter ended 41-39. Southern Indiana then surged into the lead in the final quarter by over doubling their score.
Freshman center Katie Jaseckas led the Bulldogs with 9 points, while guards senior Remy Davenport and redshirt junior Rachel Steinhoff closely followed with 8 points each. Steinhoff scored all her points in the second half, contributing to the Bulldogs’ lead in bench points against the Screaming Eagles, 22-14.
The Indiana leg of the women’s road trip is over, and they return to Missouri for their next game, which will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Maryville University in St. Louis.