Spartan women’s basketball battled in the opening round of the Regional Playoff but lost 48-76 to Rochester Saturday night. The Spartans kept it close with a score of 25-32 at half, but 25 turnovers for the game proved too costly. The Spartans finish the season with a 13-12 record, 8-4 in conference. Haley Poehler was named to the First Team All-Southern Division, Cassandra Jordan was named to the Second Team All-Southern Division, and Lydia Klemetson was named to the Honorable Mention All-Southern Division. Haley Poehler was named to the Frist Team All-MCAC, and Cassandra Jordan was named to the Second Team All-MCAC.
The Spartans shot:
FG - 19/56 33.9%
3’s - 4/21 19%
FT - 6/8 75%
The Spartans were led by:
Emily Hendrickson - 12 points, 2 assists, 2 steals.
Lydia Klemetson - 10 points, 4 assists.
Cassandra Jordan - 9 points, 5 rebounds.
Samantha Lupkes – 6 points.
Sidney Imsande - 6 points.
Haley Poehler - 2 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds.
Claire Mathiesen - 3 points.
“We battled and played a good first half, going into halftime down 25-32. Rochester came out shooting very well to end the game and we struggled to get anything to fall. Rochester shot 75% in the final ten minutes and 100% from behind the arc. It’s always hard to end a season, but I am so proud of how far this team has come from the beginning of the year. They have worked through tough losses and injuries to get them to the Region Tournament and have always put the team before themselves.” Said Coach Hendrickson.