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WashU Pulls Away In Second Half To Defeat Fontbonne

Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang Elbin
Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang Elbin

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University women's basketball team fell 94-67 against (RV) WashU on Tuesday night.

Final: WashU 94, Fontbonne 67

Location: DSAC

Records: WashU 6-2, Fontbonne 3-5

How It Happened

In the first quarter, after trailing 8-7, the Griffins went on a 7-0 run capped off by Mallory Proffer's 3-pointer to give them the 14-8 lead at 4:54. However, the Bears closed out the quarter on an 11-0 run to lead by five after one.

In the second, a 3-pointer from Molly Gannon at the 8:08 mark gave WashU a 27-16 lead. They expanded the advantage out to 40-27 with 3:12 on the clock on Isabelle Hren's layup. The Bears maintained its double-digit lead the rest of the way and went into halftime ahead by 13 (46-33).

In the third, the Bears outscored Fontbonne 21-8 as they shot 47.1 percent from the floor, while the Griffins had its struggles going 3-of-17 (17.6 percent). Heading into the fourth, the Bears led 67-41.

Fontbonne shot an improved 53.3 percent from the field in the fourth, including going 7-of-7 from the line and getting a team-high eight points from Riley Guffey. However, the Bears shot 57.9 percent and went on for the 27-point win.

Inside The Numbers

  • Fontbonne shot 36.5 percent from the field and drained 10 3-pointers.
  • WashU ended the evening with a 45.3 field goal percentage, hit 13 3-pointers, and outrebounded Fontbonne, 49-27.
  • The Bears also controlled the paint outscoring Fontbonne, 30-18.

WashU Leaders

  • Molly Gannon led with a game-high 18 points all of which came from beyond-the-arc.
  • Sammi Matoush recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Samanatha Weaver contributed 13 points, six boards, and six assists.
  • Off the bench, Naomi Jackson and Maya Arnott had 11 points each.

Fontbonne Leaders

Up Next

The Griffins close out its home stretch on Saturday when they'll take on Greenville at home. Tip-off at 1 p.m.

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