The Slippery Rock women’s basketball team fell on the road to Bowie State University by a score of 58-50 on Friday night.
The non-conference loss drops The Rock to an overall record to 1-2, while the Bulldogs improves to 1-0.
Locked in a defensive battle through the first three quarters, both teams struggled to find an edge over the other, resulting in a 32-32 tie through three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, Bowie State was able to rip off a 16-3 run over a five-minute stretch to dash Slippery Rock’s hopes of registering their second consecutive win. Half of the Bulldogs’ 16 points scored during the stretch came via the free throw line, helping to cement an eight point loss for The Rock.
Senior guard Madison Johnson led The Rock in scoring with 16 points, as well as five rebounds. Johnson was one of three players from either team to score on a three-point shot, while converting on all three attempts at the foul line.
Senior guard Brooke Hinderliter continued her mark of consistency in a Green and White uniform as she registered 10 points, while making all six shots at the foul line. Junior guard Daeja Quick put up nine points, hauled in four rebounds and made her only shot at the free-throw line, for a three-point play. Senior forward LeeAnn Gibson impressed in her first game of the season, grabbing 13 rebounds while contributing four points as well.
In the future, The Rock will look to improve their shooting efficiency, as they only converted on 19 of 54 (35.2%) shots from the field and only converted on 2 of 15 (13.3%) three point attempts. The Rock were perfect from the foul line however, as they made all 10 free throws.
The Green and White held a 40-31 rebounding advantage over Bowie State, but were sloppy when the ball was in their hands. The Rock committed 20 turnovers which turned into 22 points for the Bulldogs.
The Rock will look to bounce back in their final game of their road trip, as they take on Salem University on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.