Saint Joseph’s scored six points in the last 28 seconds of regulation to force overtime, and came away with an 81-73 victory over host Wichita State in Consolation Round 3 of the Preseason WNIT on Friday night.
Wichita State (1-2) led by as many as 16 points in the second half before Saint Joseph’s (2-1) began chipping away. Ciara Andrews hit a layup with two seconds left in regulation to force overtime, where the Hawks outscored Wichita State 12-4.
The teams combined to shoot 75 free throws in their final game of the Preseason WNIT.
Loyola downs IPFW to advance to finals
Loyola’s women’s basketball team captured its first career victory for rookie head coach Sheryl Swoopes by defeating IPFW 82-61 in a Consolation Round 1 game of the Preseason WNIT on Friday night.
Troy Hambric scored 20 points for Loyola (1-1), advancing the Ramblers to the Consolation Round 2 winner’s bracket to play Idaho at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday. IPFW (0-2), led by Haley Siebert and Mur Hagerman who had 11 points each, will play Mount St. Mary’s at 10 p.m. ET Saturday at Loyola.
In the earlier game Friday, Idaho (1-1) defeated Mount St. Mary’s 81-63 thanks to Alyssa Charlston’s 23 points. Sydney Henderson scored 22 for Mount St. Mary’s (0-2).
Stetson takes out Stephen F. Austin
Sasha Sims led five players in double figures as Stetson out-shot and out-rebounded host Stephen F. Austin to win 84-77 in Consolation Round 1. Sims scored 23 points for Stetson (1-1). She was followed closely by Stephen F. Austin’s Porsha Roberts who had 22 points. Stetson out-shot SFA 45.8 percent to 41.4 percent, and collected 14 more rebounds (47-33) than SFA (0-2).
Stetson advances to the Consolation Round 2 winner’s game to play North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at SFA. The earlier game will feature Georgia State at SFA at 5 p.m. ET.
North Carolina A&T had no trouble getting past Georgia State 74-49 in Consolation Round 1 Friday at Stephen F. Austin. Christina Carter made 12 of 16 shots to score 28 points for NCA&T (1-1) and lead both teams. Georgia State (0-2) committed 23 turnovers but did get 10 points from Brittany Logan.
Consolation Rounds 1&2 Results
Nov. 15, 2013
Idaho 81, Mount St. Mary’s 63
Loyola 82, IPFW 61
At Stephen F. Austin
North Carolina A&T 74, Georgia State 49
Stetson 84, SFA 77
Nov. 16, 2013
Idaho at Loyola, 7:30 p.m. ET
Mount St. Mary’s vs. IPFW, 10 p.m. ET
At Stephen F. Austin
Georgia State at SFA, 5 p.m. ET
NCA&T vs. Stetson, 7 p.m. ET
Consolation Round 3
Friday, Nov. 15
Saint Joseph''s 81, Wichita State 73, OT
Saturday, Nov. 16
Quinnipiac at UT Martin, 5 p.m. ET