Women's Basketball

Faith Falls to 1-6 with Loss to Emmaus

Bekah Smith and Mackenzie Hanson guard an Emmaus player in a 64-23 loss on the road.
Bekah Smith and Mackenzie Hanson guard an Emmaus player in a 64-23 loss on the road.

By Loretta Gamboe, Staff Writer

DUBUQUE, Iowa—The women's basketball team struggled to maintain possession of the ball as Emmaus forced 42 turnovers Tuesday night. The turnovers, along with cold shooting, resulted in a 64-23 loss for the Eagles.

Faith has struggled on offense most of the season, and Tuesday night was no different.  The Eagles shot just 20.4% from the field and had twice as many turnovers as Emmaus.   

Tuesday night's matchup started rough, as Faith did not score until halfway through the first quarter when a bucket from Mackenzie Hanson brought the score to 2-11.  By the end of the first quarter, Faith trailed 16-6 and Emmaus extended that lead to 37-10 at halftime.

In the first two minutes of the third quarter, a series of fouls and turnovers by Faith enabled Emmaus to increase their lead to 46-10. Faith scored their first bucket of the half with just under three minutes left in the third quarter with a lay-up from Michaela Crider, but the Eagles were never in this one as Emmaus cruised to the 39-point win. 

Michaela Crider led Faith in scoring for the third game in a row with 10 points and 5 rebounds.  Mackenzie Hanson had 6 rebounds and 4 points, while Karina Fritz had 8 rebounds. 

Up next, Faith will travel to Moberly, Missouri, for their last game of the semester against Central Christian College of the Bible.  The matchup is scheduled for Monday, December 10, starting at 4:00 p.m.