Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:59 AM
Updated: Dec 8, 2012 11:01 AM
LAWRENCE, KS -- After getting off to a slow start, the no. 19-ranked William Woods University women's basketball team posted its seventh win of the season, prevailing over Haskell Indian Nations University by a 63-57 margin on Friday evening. The Owls found themselves behind at half for just the second time this season before mounting a second-half surge to move to 7-1 on the year.
Katie Scherder was the hero in Friday's game, sinking a late three pointer to seal the victory. With less than 30 seconds on the clock and the shot clock winding down, the ball was knocked loose and fumbled toward halfcourt. Scherder recovered the loose ball just inside halfcourt and her last-ditch effort with three seconds on the shot clock banked off the window and in to give the Owls a six-point margin.
Haskell had a chance to pull within one possession, but Tahnee Stands' trey fell short and despite Echo Keo coming up with the offensive rebound, Jenine Coriz was whistled for an offensive foul. The turnover sealed the win for William Woods.
The Owls are off for the holiday break, returning to the court on December 29 as they take part in the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic. WWU will take on Saint Gregory's University at 2 p.m. in a neutral-court battle in Columbia, Missouri.