02/04/2011 – The women's basketball team traveled to Fort Wayne last night and was defeated by Indiana Tech in overtime 56-51. The victory improves the Warriors record to 6-6 in the league and 14-12 overall, while the Saints fall to 4-7 in WHAC play and are now 8-17 on the season.
The Saints, who had defeated Indiana Tech back in December by the score of 56-52, knew they would be in a tightly contested game with the Warriors. The first half proved as much, as Indiana Tech took a one point lead into the half. The Saints, who shot 42% in the first half, had built the lead to as many as five at one point, but relinquished the lead late.
The two squad's continued to battle and found themselves tied after 40 minutes of play. The Saints held a 43-36 advantage during the second half, but were outscored 15-8 down the stretch to force the extra period. The Warriors forged ahead during the overtime period and held on for the 56-51 victory.
Free throw shooting proved to be the difference maker as Indiana Tech connected on 12-14 (86%), while the Saints hurt their cause shooting 40% (6-15) from the charity stripe.
Shelby Carter led the Saints with 13 points. Vicky VanDyke (11 points) and Taelor Sanders (10 points) both contributed double figure efforts for the Saints.
Aquinas will return to action at the Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center on Saturday as they host UM Dearborn (2-21, 0-12) at 1 p.m.