ST. LOUIS — The Lady Eutectics overcame an eight-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Lady Owls 46-21 in the second half of Tuesday night's American Midwest Conference contest.
The loss was the third in a row for William Woods University, which tumbled to 1-3 both on the season and in the AMC. The University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy — which received a game-high 32 points from Grace Beyer — improved to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
The Lady Owls ended the first half with a 12-3 run over the final 4 minutes, 9 seconds of the second quarter to take a 32-24 edge into the break. The Lady Eutectics, though, countered with a 10-1 run to start the third quarter, going in front 34-33 on a pair of free throws by Michon Forrest with 5:19 to play in the period.
William Woods went back in front on its next possession when freshman guard Natalie Thomas buried a 3-pointer, but UHSP closed the quarter by outscoring the Lady Owls 17-6 to open up a 51-42 lead.
The Lady Eutectics took control from there, outscoring William Woods 21-11 in the fourth quarter to secure the double-digit victory.
Junior guard Kiyanna Rodgers logged 19 points to pace three players in double figures for the Lady Owls, who shot just 37% (18-of-49) from the field. Junior guard Jheda Kennedy was next with 13 points and junior guard Amaya Keeling had 10.
Junior guard Arriyonn Phillips grabbed a team-high seven rebounds as William Woods was outrebounded 36-26.
Beyer made 11-of-17 shots — including 5-of-6 from 3-point range — to spark three players in double figures for UHSP, which shot 41% (25-of-61) overall. Elizabeth Allanach added 15 points and Makenzie Schierding posted a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
The Lady Owls will try to break out of their slide when they travel to No. 23 Lyon (Ark.) College for an AMC matchup at 1 p.m. Saturday.