Nicole Tillberg | @nicoletillberg315
The SIU women’s basketball team (0-2) travelled to Missouri today to face the Kansas City Roos (1-1). SIU lost the matchup by a 67-46 score on the night.
Graduate Student forward Abby Brockmeyer was by far the highlight of the night for the Salukis. Brockmeyer posted a double-double on the night with her performance. She tallied 21 points, a team high, 13 rebounds, also a team high, two steals, an assist, and went 8-13 on field goal attempts for the night. Brockmeyer also led the team in minutes played on the night with 31.
Also worth mentioning was senior guard Peyton McCallister. McCallister tallied nine points for herself which would be second on the team, but went 2-11 on shooting for the night. Luckily for her, she sank all four of her free throw attempts. McCallister also put up two rebounds, two assists, and a steal on the night as well off of 26 minutes played.
The Salukis just couldn’t nail their shots on the night. It took seven tries before they finally nailed one, but the early deficit was too much to overcome for them. The Salukis got down eight points at 11-3 midway through the first, but an encouraging end to the quarter got them at 11-9 to finish the first quarter.
SIU just couldn’t stretch their success from the end of the first into the second quarter. The Roos tallied the first seven points of the second and went on a 11-2 run to put them up 24-11 with 3 minutes to go in the second and finished the first half down 33-15.
The third quarter went a little better for the Salukis, as they outscored the Roos 16-14 throughout and ended still down, but by a little less at 47-31.
The fourth ended up being too short of a time for the Salukis to come back from and the Roos outshot the Salukis 20-15 throughout and the Salukis just couldn’t find answers for the Roos as they went down 67-46.
The Salukis will continue their season back at home the day before Thanksgiving with their first home game of the season against IUPUI with a 12 p.m tip-off time.
Sports reporter Joseph Bernard can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @Jojobernard2001.
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