The William Woods University women's basketball team fell to Missouri Baptist University Thursday evening in Fulton, 70-56. The Owls fall to 5-13 on the season with a 3-8 conference mark.
How it happened
Ruthie Brown hit a jumper, and Olivia Hanks followed with a 3 to cut the game to one with three minutes to play in the first, 10-9. MBU scored the final points of the quarter, sending the teams into the second, with MBU leading 15-11.
An 8-0 MBU run put the Owls down by 11 three minutes into the second quarter, 25-14. The Owls consistently cut the game to singles digits, but MBU closed out the half with a 4-0 run to send the Owls into halftime down 35-22.
The Owls cut their deficit to single digits just over three minutes into the second half with a 3 from Madison Adolphsen. MBU answered with an 8-0 run to extend its lead to 17 halfway through, 50-33. The Owls finished out the quarter with a 10-4 run to cut the game to 11, 54-43.
The Owls cut the game to single digits five times throughout the fourth quarter, but MBU closed out the game with a 6-0 run to win it 70-56.
By the numbers
92.3 - The Owls shot 92.3% from the foul line (12-13).
21 - Natalie Thomas put up 21 points with a season-high eight field goals.
10 - Sydney Booker added 10 points.
9 - Thomas led the Owls with nine boards, all coming from the defensive end.
6 - The Owls recorded six blocks as a team, with Thomas and Booker each grabbing two.
4 - Thomas recorded a team-high four assists.
The Owls travel to the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.