The Missouri S&T Lady Miners had its seven-game winning streak against Southern Indiana snapped at the Physical Activities Center in a 91-62 loss on Thursday evening in Evansville, Ind. The 91 points were the most given up in a game by the Lady Miners since a 91-77 loss to on Jan. 20, 2007.
(Evansville, Ind .) – The Missouri S&T Lady Miners had its seven-game winning streak against Southern Indiana snapped at the Physical Activities Center in a 91-62 loss on Thursday evening in Evansville, Ind. The 91 points were the most given up in a game by the Lady Miners since a 91-77 loss to on Jan. 20, 2007.
Southern Indiana (9-2, 3-0 GLVC) led for all but 0:50 of this one as it scored the first four points of the contest and wouldn't look back. S&T (5-7, 1-3 GLVC) trailed by four points after an old-fashioned three- point play by Kylie Cooper (Andover, Kan./Andover) with 15:06 left in the opening half. From that point the Screaming Eagles went on a 20-4 run over the next six minutes to build a 32-12 advantage. Anna Hack- ert, the reigning GLVC player of the week, had seven points in the run while Stephanie Carpenter added eight points and Autumn Miller chipped in with four.
The Lady Miners got as close as 16 points, but USI ended the half on a 22-8 run to head into the locker with a 54-24 lead. The Screaming Eagles were led in the first half by Hackert's 20 points while Carpenter added eight and Miller dropped in seven. USI was 19-for-29 from the floor (65.5 percent), 80 percent from three and the foul line. It outrebounded S&T by an 18-to-14 margin.
The Lady Miners struggled to shoot the ball in the opening stanza making just 6-of-24 shots (25 percent) while going 2-for-8 from three. They did shoot 77 percent at the foul line, but turned it over 12 times result- ing in 15 points for USI. Knar led the way with seven points while Kylie Cooper (Andover, Kan./Andover) dropped home five. Senait McLeod (Miami, Fla./Coral Reef) and Mia Wesley (Philadelphia, Pa./John Bartram) had four points each.
S&T started the second half strong scoring eight of the first 10 points to cut the Eagle lead to 24 points three minutes into the second half. The two teams traded baskets before Southern Indiana went on another run to build its lead to 35 points its largest of the night on a three-pointer from Mariah Nimmo with 7:41 left in the contest.
The Lady Miners then outscored the Screaming Eagles 19-13 over the final seven minutes to cut it to make it a 29-point deficit.
S&T warmed up in the second half shooting 40 percent from the floor to finish the contest making 20 of its 59 field goal attempts (34 percent) after its first half struggles. It was 5-for-17 from three and went 17-for- 24 at the foul line. Knar led the way with 17 points while Cooper chipped in with 11 and McLeod 10 more.
Southern Indiana shot just 45 percent in the second half, but still finished the game making over 50 per- cent of its shots (33-for-60) from the field. It was 8-of-14 from three and 17-for-23 at the foul line. Hackert led all scorers with 28 points. She was joined in double figures by Carpenter with 16 points and Miller with 10. The Screaming Eagles out-rebounded the Lady Miners by a 41-to-32 margin and finished the contest with 23 assists.