Turnovers Costly For Saints
Women's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 9, 2011
(Bourbonnais, Ill.) The Saints were back on the road Tuesday evening for their second game in as many days. One night after a 98-74 loss to Purdue Calumet the Saints took on NAIA DI Olivet Nazarene University.
The Tigers, currently rank #21 in the latest NAIA DI Coaches Poll, earned their 21st victory on the year with a 110-79 non-conference win.
The Saints held the Tigers to just 30% shooting from the field; however ONU managed 112 total shots including 19-of-73 from behind the arc. The Tigers also went 23-of-33 from the free throw line.
The Saints were also outrebounded 78-63, and shot 38% from the field and only 4-of-16 from 3-point range. However, the biggest stat of the night was a season high 40 turnovers.
Lindsey Steffen (Nappanee, Ind.) recorded her 13th double-double of the season with a team high 18 points and 12 rebounds. Lauren Malinowski (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) finished the night with 14 points and 7 steals. Megan Eve (Scottsburg, Ind.) added 12 for the Saints. Olivet's Holly Schacht led all scorers with 19 points.
The Saints drop to 5-22 on the season and will look to get back on track this Saturday, February 12th, against the Wolves of Cardinal Stritch. Holy Cross dropped a close game against the Wolves on January 10th, 71-62.
The Wolves (20-7) sit atop the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) standings with a 9-1 conference record. According to the latest NAIA DII Coaches Poll Cardinal Stritch is ranked #24 in the nation.
Tip-off is scheduled for 1pm with the men's game to follow at 3pm. Fans that can't make it out to the Pfeil Center will be able to listen to the game on www.rrsn.com or on www.hcsaints.com by clicking on the "LISTEN LIVE" button on top of the home page for women's basketball.