Washington, D.C. - The Lady Owls traveled to Washington Adventist and fell 87-81 to the Shock.
The Owls battled their way back after having a slow third quarter and found themselves tied 81-81 under a minute to play. A series of unfortunate fouls led to the Shock scoring the last 6 points of the game.
"The third quarter hurt us. Danasia picked up her fourth foul and we just couldn't get a good rhythm going. There were 75 total foul shots this game. That is a game changer and made it hard for us to play our regular defensive style. If we would of knocked down our foul shots we would of won. We also had 21 turnovers. I still think we can shoot better then we did today. We have to keep improving every day. Foul shots are crucial in the women's game now since we shoot at 5," stated head coach Robin Martin.
The Owls were still able to force the Shock into 25 turnovers and had 13 steals. Danasia Dumas led the Owls with 35 points, followed by Tierney Porter, who had a break out game, with a career high 17 points. In her first game back Amber Godfrey finished with 10 points.