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UChicago Women’s Basketball Knocks Off Wheaton 73-64

Taylor Lake
Taylor Lake

WHEATON, Ill. – The University of Chicago women's basketball team built up a double-digit lead in the second quarter and withstood a fourth-quarter rally to take down Wheaton College 73-64 on the road Wednesday night.

The No. 18-ranked Maroons evened their record at 2-2 while dealing the No. 14-ranked Thunder (4-1 record) their first loss of the season.

Senior guard Miranda Burt hit back-to-back three-pointers in the first quarter to give UChicago a 12-7 advantage. The visitors would not relinquish the lead the rest of the way. The Thunder hung close at 22-20. But a 13-1 run by the Maroons broke the game open. Senior forward Taylor Lake scored 10 points in the quarter while Wheaton only had eight points as a team. As the buzzer sounded for halftime, UChicago went into the locker room ahead 35-23.

The biggest lead of the game came at 54-37, thanks to two-consecutive threes by first-year guard Grace Hynes. But the Thunder surprised the Maroons by scoring the next 13 points in-a-row to climb back into the contest. The streak was eventually broken by a trey from senior guard Mia Farrell.

Down the stretch, the Maroons kept executing their offense and held a lead of at least seven points for the final five minutes of the game.

The defense also stepped up, as the visiting side limited Wheaton's All-American forward Hannah Frazier to six points on 2-for-10 shooting overall.

UChicago converted 40.6 percent of its field goals, 34.4 percent from three-point territory (11-32) and 58.8 percent from the charity stripe (10-17). Wheaton made 44.1 percent of its field goals, 38.1 percent from deep (8-21) and 50 percent on free throws (4-8).

The rebounding battle ended in favor of the Maroons at 42-33, which included a 15-7 margin on the offensive glass.

Lake led the effort with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Farrell also submitted a well-rounded stat line with 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Hynes tallied 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Burt contributed 13 points, four rebounds and four assists.

NEXT GAME:

  • Friday, Nov. 22 @ 6:30 PM – Trine University at UChicago