Stars Best Previously Unbeaten Edgewood

Tue Dec 4, 2018
The Dominican University women's basketball team ran its winning streak to four games and handed the previously unbeaten Edgewood College Eagles their first loss of the season with a 56-47 win in Madison, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night.  Trailing 17-11 after the first quarter, Dominican narrowed the deficit to one at the half before limiting the Eagles to just 22 second half points for the come-from-behind victory.
 
"What a huge road win for our program against a really good Edgewood team," said Amanda Parker, the Stars' head women's basketball coach. "We came out really flat in the first quarter and we cannot continue to dig ourselves into a hole at the beginning of games. However, to hold a team twenty points below their average shows how well we locked in defensively—and that was key to us getting this win."
 
After closing the second quarter on an 11-2 run, Dominican opened the third with a 6-0 run to pull ahead, 30-25, when Alexis Hoskins knocked down a jumper with 6:55 to play in the period.  Edgewood answered with their own 6-0 run to pull back in front but it was the Stars scoring the final five points of the quarter, capped by an Alisha Markley three in the final 35 seconds, putting Dominican back in front 39-34 heading into the fourth.
 
Edgewood narrowed the Dominican lead down to two, 39-37, early in the fourth, but Dominican answered every Eagles' run with Amari Stafford providing the dagger, a three to put the Stars ahead 51-43 with 1:14 to play, effectively putting the game out of reach.
 
Timiya Ray posted her second consecutive double-double and fourth of the season, scoring a game-high 19 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.  Markley finished with 11 points on 3-for-9 shooting while Hoskins and Nyema Burns chipped in eight points apiece.  Burns also added a career-high eight blocks and eight rebounds in 28 minutes.
 
For the Eagles, Abby Shane scored a team-high 15 points, leading three in double-figures scoring.  The sophomore guard shots 6-for-13 from the field, including 3-for-6 from three, and added five assists.
 
Dominican, now 6-2 on the season and 2-1 in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC), returns home to host the Benedictine University Eagles on Saturday at the Igini Sports Forum.  Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at part of NACC basketball doubleheader with Dominican University's and Benedictine University's men's basketball teams slated to tipoff at 4:15 p.m.