Drake grows lead in the second half for another win over Salukis


Jared Treece | @bisalo

Junior Salukis guard Makenzie Silvey takes a lose ball for a break away during Sunday’s 73-65 loss to Drake on Jan. 12, 2020 in the Banterra Center.

The Southern Illinois women’s basketball team (6-10, 6-8 MVC) fell to the Drake Bulldogs (12-8,10-3 MVC) by a score of 83-54.

The Salukis were led in scoring by senior guard Makenzie Silvey with 15, senior forward Rachel Pudlowski also added ten.

Sophomore guard Sarah Beth Gueldner led the way for Drake with 21 points, sophomore forward Grace Breg scored 14. 


Both teams attempted 56 shots, but Drake made 33, or 58.9%, while the Salukis only made 20, 35.7%. 

Drake opened up the game with a strong start to the first quarter as they quickly got out to a 7-2 lead.

Silvey got the first six points for the Salukis but each time the Bulldogs responded with a three-pointer as Gueldner and senior forward Mya Mertz extended the lead to 16-6. 

In the last five minutes of the first quarter the Salukis turned it around cutting the score after one to 23-20 behind five points from junior guard Caitlin Link.

Silvey tied the game up early in the second but Drake responded with a 12-0 run to get the lead to 35-23. The Salukis got the last three points of the half to get the score to 41-30. 

The third quarter went well for the Bulldogs as they were able to outscore the Salukis 25-13 in the quarter and get the lead up to 23 points. 

The Salukis weren’t able to cut into the deficit much in the final quarter as the Bulldogs won by a final score of 83-54.


The Salukis next game will be Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. on the road against Indiana State. 

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