NAPLES, Fla. - The Husson University women's basketball team (4-6) closed out the decade with an 88-47 setback to the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils (9-2) in the Naples Shootout on Monday afternoon.
IN THE ACTION:
The Eagles opened and closed their afternoon in Florida with a defensive mind, holding the Blue Devils to just 13 points in the first quarter while nearly matching them point-for-point in the final frame. After trailing 41-15 at the half, Husson began making a presence offensively on the court as the starting five netted 17 points in the third quarter, led by Sydney Allen's seven points.
Heading into the final period, Husson held off UW Stout from scoring a single point in the first 90 seconds and outscored their opponent, 10-6, by the midpoint of the quarter. Bailey Donovan was a huge contributor to the Eagles' final push, netting seven points on 3-5 shooting from the charity stripe while helping out in the paint with two blocks. The final surge of 32 points in the second half wasn't enough for Husson to catch up with UW Stout as they fell, 88-47.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Megan Peach matched her career-high six blocks throughout the afternoon while adding five rebounds and three points.
Thanks to Peach's six rebounds along with help from Donovan and Sami Ireland, the Eagles out-blocked the Blue Devils, 9-1.
Shannan Watkins led the charge for UW Stout with 20 points while Emily Jacques and Haylee Yaeger each had 13 points and 11 rebounds for double-doubles.
In her first collegiate start, Donovan continued her consistent shooting, netting double digits in nine of ten games so far this season.
The Eagles will open up the new decade of 2020 with a tough opponent as they head to nationally ranked #3/#3 Bowdoin College on Tuesday, January 7th. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.