Sports

QU women fall in close game to nationally ranked foe

Posted: Dec. 2, 2012 12:25 am Updated: Dec. 23, 2012 1:15 am

By THE HERALD-WHIG
STAFF

The Quincy University women's basketball team's losing streak reached three games Saturday night with a 71-65 loss to No. 3-ranked Pittsburg State in Pittsburg, Kan.

QU falls to 1-5 overall while the Gorillas improve to 5-1.

The Lady Hawks used a 13-6 run during the last six minutes of the first half to take control 32-25 at halftime.

QU led by six points, 59-53, with 6:55 to play after a free throw from Lucy Cramsey.

Pittsburg State went on a 6-0 run to tie the game at 59.

The lead changed hands twice and was tied once before Pittsburg State took the lead for good on two free throws from Lizzy Jeronimus.

The Gorillas closed the game with an 8-2 run.

The game had seven ties and 17 lead changes. After shooting just 34 percent from the field in the first half, the Gorillas stepped up their game in the second half with 56 percent accuracy.

QU shot at a 40 percent clip for the game.

Kelly Buresh had a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Hawks.

The sophomore was 4 for 8 from three-point range. Felisha Loggins added 12 points and Maggie Cunningham chipped in 10 point sand eight rebounds for QU.

Jeronimus led Pittsburg State with 25 points -- 21 in the second half to spark a 46-point effort from Pittsburg State.

The Lady Hawks will play host to Harris-Stowe State College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

-- sports@whig.com/221-3366

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