Women’s basketball increases winning streak to six


DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor | [email protected]

In the last 10 games, the UNI women’s basketball team has gone 8-2 and extended their winning streak to six as they bested Loyola University, 63-52.

After nine missed baskets in the first minutes of the game, Sharnae Lamar connected from deep for the first points of the night. Both teams used the first quarter to find their momentum and when the first buzzer went off with a 9-7 Panther lead.

The scoring began to flow in the second quarter with a multitude of buckets coming from each team. Madison Weekly found Amber Sorenson from beyond the arc, assisting on the trifecta.

The Panthers were trailing 22-16 until Weekly got the open look from Angie Davison and put up three points of her own, following with two free throws a minute later.

Early in the third quarter, Sorenson connected from deep again for three. The bucket began a 10-2 run for the Panthers that was finished by another three-pointer from Weekly.

To begin the fourth, the Panthers pushed their lead forward with a nice jump shot by Stephanie Davison to increase the lead to 51-41.

Free throws for Loyola kept the game close, but the Panthers always answered back with successful shooting.

One final layup by Jen Keitel gave the Panthers a 63-47 lead, the largest of the game. The Ramblers responded with two more free throws and a three-point shot. But the deficit was much too great as the Panthers won, 63-52.

Weekly ended the afternoon with 17 points and earned herself three assists, Stephanie Davison scored 13 points and Sorenson scored 12.

Keitel recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and recovering 13 total rebounds to finish off the Ramblers. She also blocked a game-high four shots. The Panthers moved the ball well as a team finishing with 13 assists.

After three games at home, the Panthers will travel to Carbondale, IL where they will face Southern Illinois University this Thursday.