Comeback bid falls short for TU women
FINDLAY — Tiffin rallied from an 11-point hole to tie the game with 65 seconds left, but Findlay went 7 for 8 from the line from there to claim a 75-70 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win Thursday.
Findlay looked to be in control after Christa Puthoff’s layup on the first possession of the fourth quarter put the Oilers up 59-48.
But the Dragons countered with an Ali Schirmer 3-pointer, two Madison Jackson buckets and a Kristen Massey layup to cut the deficit to 59-57 with 7:25 to play.
The Oilers (12-13, 6-11 GLIAC) managed to inch out to a 68-62 lead on two Haley Horstman foul shots with 3:01 left, but back-to-back 3s by Massey and Schirmer knotted the game at the 1:05 mark.
Findlay went 7 for 8 from the line from there while TU only managed a Tiggie Sanbria layup with five seconds remaining.
Horstman keyed Findlay with 17 points and four assists, Karli Bonar scored 12 points, Puthoff had 10 points and Anna Hintz added eight points and 10 rebounds.
Schrimer scored 20 points off the bench for TU (6-16, 4-3). Bre Nauman added nine points and eight boards, Massey scored eight points and Deidre McKay tallied eight points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Oilers roll past Dragons
FINDLAY — Martyce Kimbrough and University of Findlay thrived behind the 3-point line Thursday in a 105-87 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win against Tiffin.
Kimbough went 11 for 15 on treys en route to a game-high 41 points for the Oilers, who ended 19 for 32 behind the arc.
His effort helped Findlay (20-5, 14-4 GLIAC) enjoy a 61-32 halftime lead.
Tyler Stern-Tucker added 17 points, Taren Sullivan turned in 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Elijah Kahlig chipped in 11 points and eight assists.
The Dragons (11-15, 6-12) got 20 points each from Juwan Johnson and Khaleal McCormick. Brandon Wilkins backed them with 10 points, six boards and three steals, Tony Kynard scored 15 points and Alex Brown had eight points and five assists.
Clyde grad Cahill scores 15 as Indiana women upset No. 20 Wolverines
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tyra Buss scored 21 points to go with seven steals and three assists as Indiana upended a ranked opponent for the first time this season, beating No. 20 Michigan 72-61 on Thursday.
Clyde graduate Amanda Cahill added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana, which has won three straight. Karlee McBride, coming off the bench, added 13 with two 3-pointers and a pair of steals. Alexis Gassion added 10 points and seven boards. The Hoosiers forced 17 turnovers and halted Michigan’s six-game win streak.
Michigan won the opening tip but little else as Indiana ended the first quarter on a 13-0 run, staking itself a 23-8 lead, extended it to 23 points in the second quarter and shot 50 percent from the floor on the way to a 40-22 halftime lead.
The Hoosiers (18-8, 8-5 Big Ten) finished 26 of 56 from the field (46 percent) and remain in fourth place in the Big Ten standings. They now trail third-place Michigan by just two in the loss column with Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois remaining.
Katelynn Flaherty led Michigan with 23 points but was 0-for-7 shooting from 3-point range and the Wolverines (21-6, 10-3), ranked first nationally in 3-point shooting percentage, went just 4 of 19 from deep (21 percent).
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