The Cedarville Lady Jackets had their four-game winning streak snapped in a 58-39 loss to the Indianapolis Greyhounds on Saturday afternoon at home. The Lady Jackets shot just 22 percent from the floor, and struggled behind the arc, making just four of their 22 three point attempts.
Other than junior guard Regina Hochstetler, the Lady Jackets’ usual scorers failed to hit their usual mark. Hochstetler led the Lady Jackets in scoring with 17 points.
Breanne Watterworth (averaging 12.3 points per game) and Emily Williams (averaging 7.6 points per game) were unable to score in the entire game. Head coach Kari Hoffman said that was one of the bigger struggles in the game.
“When our two starting post players score zero points, it’s going to be hard for us to win because they’re one of the more special parts about our team,” Hoffman said. “We need more from Bre and Emily, and we need them to put the ball in the bucket.”
Baylee Bennett (averaging 12.1 points per game) finished with just six points and shot 1-15 from the field.
In the first quarter, Cedarville took their first and only lead of the game one minute in. Hochstetler fired in a triple from the left wing, giving the Lady Jackets a 3-2 lead.
Indy took the lead from there and never lost it, going on a 15-2 run to end the first quarter. The Greyhounds finished the first quarter with a commanding 17-5 lead.
In the second, the Lady Jackets were able to find a few more open shots, but still failed to score double-digits in the quarter.
In the middle of the second, Cedarville defended their basket well enough to force stops on three of four possessions, and the Lady Jackets scored twice from the stops. Even with that stretch, Indy still led 24-13.
The Greyhounds were successful in extending their lead to close the quarter and took a 31-14 lead into halftime.
The third quarter was a quarter of runs, with Cedarville’s being of larger magnitude.
The Greyhounds were able to extend their lead to 40-17 thanks to a 9-3 run. With 5:10 left, Cedarville called a timeout.
In the last half of the third, the Lady Jackets went on a 13-5 run. Even with the run, the Greyhounds still led 45-30.
In the fourth, Cedarville failed to chop down the lead. Neither team made any substantial runs, and each team began to put in reserves with a couple minutes left in the game.
Cedarville (4-4) will travel to Urbana University for a non-conference game on Tuesday. The Blue Knights are currently 2-4, and lost their last meeting with Cedarville last year, 113-81.
Tim Miller is a freshman journalism student at Cedarville University. Tim loves anything that has to do with sports, and hopes to write about sports for a career after graduating from Cedarville.