William Woods women's basketball opened the 2022-23 conference season Thursday evening at Missouri Baptist in St. Louis. The Owls were unable to overcome their deficit following the third quarter, resulting in a 50-41 loss.
How it happened
Kourtney Kendrick broke the Owls' four-minute silence to start the game. A three from Katie Keiholz and a 3-point play from Jersee Wren evened the score with 1:24 on the clock, but MBU scored the final five points of the quarter to have the Owls trail 14-9 following the first 10 minutes.
MBU pushed the lead to 11 six minutes in, but the Owls responded with a 6-0 run to close out the half. The Owls trailed by five, 24-19.
A three from Wren kicked off the second half, cutting the game to two, 24-22. A 12-0 MBU run followed, and the Owls went into the fourth quarter with a 13-point deficit, 38-25.
A jumper from Mariah Prince, a three from Kendrick and a free throw from Natalie Thomas cut the game to single digits with seven minutes to play, 40-31. The Owls were unable to get the game much closer, ultimately ending with a 50-41 loss.
By the numbers
Sydney Booker led the Owls with 11 rebounds. ...Kendrick posted a team-high eight points for the Owls. ...Prince dished in a team-high three assists.
The Owls host Culver-Stockton College at 1 p.m. Saturday.