AU women’s basketball waltzes past Arrows in GMAC quarter-finals

Yoder knocks down five threes in win over Ursuline


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The Eagles prepare for the starting lineups to be announced.

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor

The Ashland University women’s basketball team has continued its winning ways as they now sit 29-0 on the season after downing the Ursuline College Arrows in the quarter-final round of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament.

The Eagles were able to separate themselves early, and never looked back as they secured a 69-52 victory.

In the first quarter, the Eagles went out to an easy 21-9 lead behind a barrage of three-pointers from Morgan Yoder who hit three.

Just like the first quarter, the second quarter was a blowout as well. The Eagles shot 8-of-15 from the field and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc to go for 25 points in just one quarter. They were able to outscore the Arrows by 11.

Heading into halftime, the Eagles shot an impressive 50% from the field and beyond the arc heading into halftime as they led 46-23.

In the second half, Head Coach Kari Pickens of the Eagles was very unhappy with the team’s performance. Through the final two quarters, they shot 30% from the field and 30% from beyond the arc while putting up just 23 points.

On the contrary, the Arrows outscored them in the second half by six.

The Eagles finished the 69-52 win shooting 41% from the field and 36% from deep. Yoder finished the contest with 15 points, while Hayley Smith, Annie Roshak and Macy Spielman all finished with 10.

They now look to take on the Malone Pioneers in the semi-final round of the conference tournament at home on Friday, March 3, with tipoff set for 5 p.m.