Eagle women move on to Midwest Regional Championship

Heidemann scores 17 for Eagles, pushing them past Trojans


AU Athletics

The Eagle bench rejoices after a big time shot is made.

Ethan Jenkins, Reporter

In the semifinal round of the NCAA midwest regional tournament, the No. 1 seed Ashland University women’s basketball team looked to defend Kates Gymnasium against the No. 5 seed Trevecca Nazarene Trojans.

The opening 10 minutes of the ball game went all the Trojans’ way as they doubled up the Eagles and led 15-8 at the end of the opening stanza of play.

The Eagles would slowly but surely work their way back into the ball game by the halftime break, and took a 27-24 lead in the waning moments of the first 20 minutes, off of a Maddie Maloney three-point field goal.

In the opening 4:23 of the 3rd quarter, the Eagles got another made three from Maloney and went on a 5-1 run to bring the lead up to 32-35.

With 1:03 seconds left in the 3rd period, the Eagles got two threes by Hallie Heidemann and one by Savaya Brockington to balloon the lead all the way up to 48 to 32.

In the final minute of the third, the Trojans were able to hit a three and Annie Roshak countered back with a two of her own, to hold on to a 15-point lead with 10 minutes left to go.

The teams would trade baskets throughout the early stages of the 4th quarter, and the Eagles and Trojans were deadlocked at five points apiece scored in the final frame with 6 minutes left in the ball game.

Ashland would finish the ball game on an 18-9 run, and move on to the finals of the Midwest Regional Tournament with the final score being 73-49.

Final Stats:

Hallie Heidemann:17 points, 6-10 FG

Annie Roshak: 15 points, 7 rebounds

Zoe Miller:14 points, 6-7 FG

The Eagles are set for a matchup with the No. 3 seed Grand Valley State Lakers in the NCAA Midwest Regional final on Monday, March 13, with tip-off set for 7 p.m. at Kates Gymnasium.