SEWANEE, Tenn. - A fourth quarter rally for Sewanee women's basketball came up short Friday night, as the Tigers were defeated by the Warriors of Hendrix College, 76-63, inside Juhan Gymnasium. This was the home opener in Southern Athletic Association play.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Hendrix (8-5, 1-1) 76, Sewanee (6-6, 0-2) 64
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The teams struggled on the floor during the opening quarter, with the first bucket of the game coming at the 6:32 mark on a Vinessa Daniel layup plus a free throw for the Warriors.
-Sewanee evened the score a little over a minute later on an Ellie Treanton triple.
-Near the end of the opening frame, after Sue Kim drained two shots from the charity stripe to give Sewanee an 11-10 lead with eight seconds left in the period. Vinessa Daniel ran up the floor for a fastbreak layup to give the Warriors a 12-11 lead after one quarter.
-With less than six minutes left in the half, tied at 21, the Warriors went on a 12-0 run in about a five-minute span to secure the lead for good. The Tigers went into the locker room trailing 37-23.
-The third quarter was much like the first quarter in terms of shooting. Both teams could not hit a rhythm, and the Warriors took a 49-32 lead into the final 10 minutes.
-In the fourth quarter, Sewanee used a 32-27 period to attempt to get back in the contest, but the Tigers, who got the deficit as low as nine points, suffered the setback.
-A new NCAA record was set on Friday night in the most personal fouls by both teams in a game. With 69 combined personal fouls, 39 by Sewanee and 30 by Hendrix, in the contest, that number passed the 68 combined fouls set back in 1997 against Wisconsin-Stout (37) and Buffalo State (N.Y.) (31).
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Ellie Treanton led all Sewanee scorers with 13 points and added nine rebounds.
HENDRIX KEY STATISTICS
-Amber Turner recorded 10 points and five rebounds and dimes each.
-The SAA's leading scorer, Vinessa Daniel, was held to her average of 18 points in Friday's game. She added eight boards.
The three-game homestand continues Sunday with a matchup with Rhodes. Tip is scheduled for 1 p.m. inside Juhan Gymnasium.