OLIVET, Mich. - The women's basketball team fell to 6-7 overall and 2-4 on the road with a 51-50 loss at Olivet College (3-12, 1-5 MIAA) on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The loss snapped Adrian's three-game losing streak and also gave Olivet its third straight win over the Bulldogs.
Adrian led 27-23 at halftime as neither team led by more than four points in the opening 20 minutes. There were seven ties and nine lead changes in the first half as Adrian shot 44 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. Both teams also combined to commit 25 turnovers in the first half.
The Bulldogs built a 36-31 lead at the 14:50 mark of the second half after a layup by Senneca Scott. Adrian increased their lead by one point to 41-35 with 10:14 remaining after a layup by LaQwana Dockery. Olivet then used a 7-0 run to take a 42-41 lead with 6:56 left after a layup by SoQuitta DeShazor.
Jenn Headley hit a jumper on Adrian's next possession with 6:39 left but that was the last lead of the game for the Bulldogs. DeShazor made another layup with 2:31 left to give Olivet a 49-45 lead, but Katie Ross scored the next three points for Adrian to cut the lead to 49-48 with 1:54 to play. Sydney Radde converted a bucket with 1:10 to go to increase the lead back to three points at 51-48. Dockery was fouled on the next possession and made both free throws to cut the lead to 51-50 with 52 ticks remaining. Adrian had an opportunity to take the lead with under 10 seconds left after a missed layup by Ross and were forced to foul Kelsey Campbell. Campbell missed the front end of a one-and-one and Ross tossed up a three-quarter court shot as time expired.
Ross scored a game-high 17 points and was back in double figures for the first time in two games. She went 5-of-13 from the floor and 6-of-8 at the line. Scott added 15 points off the bench on 7-of-11 shooting for a new career-high in scoring. Adrian was outrebounded for the first time in five games, 32-29, as AC grabbed just three offensive boards. Olivet scored 23 points off turnovers compared to just 10 for the Bulldogs.