NEW YORK – Turnovers and foul trouble hindered the University of Chicago women's basketball team throughout Sunday afternoon in a 66-62 overtime loss at New York University.
The No. 13-ranked Maroons dropped to 12-4 overall and 3-2 in the University Athletic Association. The Violets improved to 10-5 and 2-3 in UAA contests.
UChicago committed a season-high 32 turnovers – twice as many as NYU. Fouls were similarly lopsided with 26 committed by the Maroons and only 13 by the Violets. The hosts sank seven more free throws in the game.
A back-and-forth first quarter saw UChicago take a 20-16 lead, which featured seven points from junior forward Taylor Lake. But the offense hit a snag in the second quarter following consecutive layups by senior forward Olariche Obi. The home side closed on a 15-4 run over the last seven minutes of the half and the Maroons found themselves trailing 35-30.
However, junior guard Mia Farrell got the Maroons going early in the third quarter with back-to-back jumpers. An and-one layup by junior guard Miranda Burt put the visitors back on top at 37-35. All told, UChicago started the quarter with an 11-2 run. But once again, the Violets had an answer with a surge of their own. A 10-0 burst flipped the advantage to 50-45.
The fourth quarter was even the whole way as neither side was able to pull away. Trailing by two, Farrell scored the tying layup with 43 seconds remaining. The final nine seconds featured a combined three turnovers and the game headed to overtime knotted at 60-60.
Offense was at a premium in the five-minute extra period. UChicago was limited to two points and NYU knocked down a pair of free throws in the final seconds to ice the victory.
UChicago led NYU in several major categories, including field-goal percentage (42.4 to 37.5), three-point percentage (15.8 to 12.5) and rebounding (48-31).
Farrell tallied a team-high 16 points and four steals to go with five rebounds. Lake posted 15 points and seven rebounds. Obi and Burt scored 10 points apiece and a combined 12 rebounds. Senior guard Jamie Kockenmeister added eight points and seven rebounds.
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