DUBUQUE, Iowa—A rough first quarter of shooting buried the Faith Eagles on the road against eighth-ranked Emmaus Tuesday evening, as the Lady Eagles made just two of their first 13 shots and fell behind 25-6 to start the game.
Faith bounced back with a solid second quarter, outscoring Emmaus 20-14, thanks to some hot three-point shooting from Lyndi Shepard. Shepard scored 11 of her team-high 19 points in the second quarter, burying all three of her three-point attempts. Faith trailed 39-26 at the break.
The third quarter was a near replica of the first, with Faith once again struggling to shoot the basketball. The Eagles were just 4-of-18 in the frame as Emmaus stretched its lead to 30 points by the end of the quarter, and Faith fell by the final score of 90-48.
Emmaus scored 34 points off of turnovers and another 16 points off of second-chance opportunities.
The Eagles finish a challenging week of road games with a 5:00 p.m. tip against Central Christian College of the Bible on Friday. Faith beat the Saints, 83-80, in an exciting contest earlier this season.