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No.21 Indiana South Bend Too Much for Lady Cougars

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio.  The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s basketball team (5-6, 0-3) fell to No.21 Indiana South Bend (12-0) at Ariel Arena on Monday, December 18.

The Titans entered the game with a perfect 11-0 record and as the third opponent that MVNU has faced in the NAIA Coaches’ poll already this season. The Lady Cougars started slow, which resulted in them going into halftime down 46 to 29. MVNU came to life in the third quarter, outscoring Indiana South Bend 23-15. MVNU cut the Titan lead to just 55-52 near the end of the third, but ultimately the guests regained momentum as they closed the game on a 27-11 run. MVNU fell by a final score of 63-82.

Inside the Box Score:

MVNU shot 36.4% (20-55) from the field and 33.3% (9-27) from three-point range. IU-SB shot 50.8% (33-65) from the field and 38.5% (5-13) from three-point range.

MVNU outrebounded IU-SB 35 to 34.

MVNU out-assisted IU-SB 14 to 9.

MVNU had 19 turnovers leading to 25 points for IU-SB.

IU-SB dominated in the paint, scoring 42 points compared to MVNU’s 16 points in the paint.

Madelyn Lawson – 20 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3PT), 4 rebounds, 1 assist.

Peyton Davis – 11 points (9-10 FT), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals.

Katie Sprang – 8 points (3-7 FG, 2-6 3PT), 2 rebounds, 1 steal.

Angela Roshak – 7 points (3-11 FG, 1-4 3PT), 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist.

Emily Walker – 7 points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3PT), 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal.

What’s Next:

MVNU now heads to University Park, Illinois. The Lady Cougars will compete in the Governors State Winter Classic where they will play on Thursday, December 28 at 4:00pm against Governors State and on Friday, December 29 at 2:00pm against Missouri Baptist.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to nearly 2,000 students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries.

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