The Illinois Tech Women’s Basketball team traveled east on January 31 to oppose the Belles of St. Mary’s College. A slow start by the Hawks was too tough to overcome as the Bells downed Illinois Tech 73-42.
How it Happened
- The Belles used a 17-0 run in the first quarter to seize control of the contest. Erin Maloney netted the first five points of the contest for the hosts as the Belles held a 28-8 advantage after the first quarter.
- The Illinois Tech defense was able to tighten up in the second quarter, holding the Belles to just 10 points on 25.0% shooting.
- In the third quarter, the St. Mary’s offense caught fire again. SMC shot 47.6% in the quarter and started the half on an 18-2 run.
- Illinois Tech had its best offensive quarter of the game in the fourth with 13 points, five of which were scored by Shannon O’Donnell.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- O’Donnell had her sixth 20-point game of the season, this time scoring 21 points to go along with five rebounds. She shot over 50% at nine-of-16 and played all 40 minutes.
- Erin Efimoff also logged 40 minutes and finished with eight points and four rebounds.
- Erin Nelson had six points and four rebounds off the bench.
- Illinois Tech returns home on Monday, February 5 after a long streak of seven consecutive road games. The Scarlet Hawks will host Andrews University at 7 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.