HARROGATE, Tenn. — After a hot start, the Lady Railsplitters went cold from the field, riding out a more than 12-minute stretch without a basket, as the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds rolled to a 69-46 victory over Lincoln Memorial in non-conference women’s basketball action on Monday. The Lady Railsplitters dropped their third straight to fall to 4-4 on the season while GLVC foe Indianapolis improved to 7-2.
The Lady Railsplitters led by as many as seven early in the first half, which saw Lincoln Memorial finish shooting 48.4 percent (15-for-31) from the field. Sophomore guard Britney Guy drained a jumper with 3:46 left in the first stanza to put the Lady Railsplitters on top, 32-29, however, Lincoln Memorial would see 12:01 tick off of the clock before registering their next field goal, as junior Samantha Satterlee snapped that dry spell with a jumper at the 11:05 mark of the second half.
Over that span, the Lady Railsplitters scored only five points — including Satterlee’s bucket — as the Greyhounds ran out to a 49-37 head of steam. Satterlee grabbed an offensive board and canned the ensuing layup to close the gap to 51-39 with 10:16 left, but Indianapolis scored six-unanswered buckets to catapult out to a 57-39 advantage with 7:52 to play.
Down the stretch, LMU was unable to trim the deficit to fewer than 13, as an Elliotte Roberts three-point play with 6:29 remaining made it 57-44 in favor of the Greyhounds. However, Indianapolis closed on a 12-2 run to cap the contest with a 69-46 victory.
The Lady Railsplitters finished with a 35.8 percent mark (19-for-53) from the floor, and most of the damage came in the second half where Lincoln Memorial went four-for-22 (18.2 percent). LMU also committed 20 turnovers in the contest and the Greyhounds converted those opportunities into 23 points. The Lady Railsplitters were only narrowly edged on the glass, where the Greyhounds accrued a 38-32 advantage.
Senior MaRanda Boddie paced the Lady Railsplitters offensively, churning out 14 points (13 in the first half) with a game-high seven rebounds and five blocks. Satterlee added 13 points and five boards, while Aisjah Roan and Katrina Ottesen chipped in with four points apiece.
The Greyhounds, meanwhile, concluded the game with a 42.9 percent effort (24-for-56) bolstered by a 12-for-26 mark in the second frame. Indianapolis also struggled to maintain possession, committing 15 turnovers which resulted in 16 LMU points, but the Greyhounds finished 13-for-17 at the charity stripe.
Katy McIntosh led the ‘Hounds with 17 points, six assists and five rebounds, going five-for-seven from the field and six-for-eight from the free throw line in 31 minutes of action. Carly Lythjohan posted 11 points on three-of-six shooting from long range, and Kelly Walter contributed to a 22-9 bench effort for Indianapolis with 10 points. Kirsten Gliesmann tallied nine points, six rebounds and five steals in 19 minutes.
The Lady Railsplitters will look to get back on track on Thursday, traveling to Romeoville, Ill. for a 5:30 p.m. non-conference draw against Lewis University.