NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Chicago women's basketball team put together a late-game surge but was unable to overcome a double-digit deficit in Sunday's 64-59 loss to Husson University on the second day of the Music City Classic held at Trivecca Nazarene.
The No. 8-ranked Maroons (9-2 record) fell for just the second time this season in a game where they trailed by as many as 13 points with 5:33 to play in the third quarter.
The Maroons jumped out to a 16-10 lead after one quarter thanks to five points each from Kockenmeister and Miranda Burt, but then saw the Eagles (5-5) take the second quarter, 18-10, to put Husson up by three (29-26) at halftime.
The third quarter proved costly for UChicago, who struggled again offensively to allow the Eagles to take a 48-37 lead heading into the final frame. That's when the Maroons responded, led by back-to-back 3s and a jumper by Farrell. Kockenmeister added a triple of her own with 1:16 left to cut the lead to four, 59-55, and Farrell would add a free throw to trim the lead to three 11 seconds later.
Husson answered with two made free throws before Farrell drained one final 3 with 24 seconds left, but the Eagles would close out the game at the charity stripe – where they made 20-of-24 (83.3 percent). Conversely, UChicago shot just 11 free throws, making three (27.3 percent).
The Maroons shot 34.9 percent (22-of-63) for the game compared to 38.2 percent (21-of-55) for Husson, and UChicago was 12-of-29 from 3 (41.4 percent) compared to 2-of-13 for the Eagles.
Rebounds were even at 40 each, as UChicago's Olariche Obi led her squad with 11.
Obi added eight points, four steals and three assists and Burt also finished with eight points, adding four assists.
Kenzie Worcester led all scorers with 23 points and teammate Logan Huckins had 19 points for the Eagles.
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