Women’s basketball wins fifth straight, defeats Bradley, 65-41



Amber Sorenson (5) finished the game with 1 points and 3-5 from behind the arc. The Panthers have now won 12 of their last 15 games


The UNI women’s basketball team found their fifth straight victory as they defeated the Bradley Braves on Friday, 65-41. The Panthers have now won 12 of their last 15 games.

Bradley’s Anneke Schlueter started off the game with a jumper for the early 2-0 lead. This would be their only lead of the game. Stephanie Davison and Madison Weekly teamed up for four points for the 4-2 Panther lead.

The Panthers kept a tight lead through the first quarter before Bradley’s Danielle Brewer drained a three with 20 seconds remaining to bring the score to 12-11.

UNI’s Taylor Hagen made two free throws to end the quarter with a 14-11 Panther lead.

Bradley’s Tamya Sims made a jumper to start the second quarter to cut the lead to 14-13. Jen Keitel responded with a jumper that started a 13-0 run that ended with a Mikaela Morgan three-pointer. Bradley scored a 4-2 run to end the second quarter with a 29-17 Panther lead.

Weekly started the third quarter with a three to increase the Panther lead to 32-17.

The score was 35-22 with 6:36 remaining in the quarter before the Panthers scored an 8-0 run that began with an Amber Sorenson jumper. Weekly drained another three to end the third quarter with a 54-29 Panther lead.

The Panthers came into the fourth quarter swinging, as they scored a 9-2 run to increase their lead to 63-31, their largest of the game.

The Braves scored a 10-2 run for the rest of the quarter, but there was not enough time left for a miracle as the game ended with the 65-41 Panther victory.

Weekly led the game in scoring with 19 points, Sorenson followed closely with 17 and Stephanie Davison was third with 11 points.  The Panthers out-rebounded the Braves, 43-28.

The Panthers took advantage of the Braves’ 17 turnovers and turned them into 16 points.

UNI will go on the road on Thursday to take on the Southern Illinois Redbirds at 6 p.m.