GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Indiana 67, Quinnipiac 59

(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

By WILLIAM S. PAXTON
Associated Press

HAMDEN, Conn. - Grace Berger scored 17 points as No. 4 Indiana rallied past Quinnipiac 67-59.

Indiana (4-0) finished with four starters scoring in double figures, including Ali Patberg with 12, and Nicole Cardano-Hillary and Mackenzie Holmes each with 10.

The Hoosiers came in with all five starters averaging at least 12 points, including Aleksa Gulbe. She finished with eight points.

Mackenzie DeWees scored 15 points and Mikala Morris added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Quinnipiac (2-2).

Down 33-27 at the half, the Hoosiers swung momentum by getting Holmes on track. She came in averaging a team-high 20.7 points per game but got into early foul trouble and scored only two points in the opening half.

Holmes scored three straight baskets on an 8-0 run in the third quarter that cut the Quinnipiac lead to 41-38. Berger tied it at 43 with a three-point play with 1:05 left, and Cardano-Hillary's foul shot gave Indiana its first lead, 44-43, with 50 seconds left.

Indiana outscored the Bobcats 20-10 in the quarter and shot 53.8% from the field (7 for 13).

The Hoosiers ran into trouble early, falling behind 12-2 at the start and lost Holmes to her second foul with 6:13 left in the first quarter.

The Bobcats were 5 of 12 on 3-pointers and never trailed in the opening half. DeWees led the way with eight points. Berger's buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the half helped Indiana cut the deficit to six.


Indiana
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Gulbe F 39 1-7 6-6 0-3 1-2 2 0 1 3 2 8
M. Holmes F 26 4-11 2-2 0-0 2-6 0 1 0 3 4 10
N. Cardano-Hillary G 37 4-9 2-3 0-1 1-8 3 0 1 2 2 10
G. Berger G 35 7-17 2-2 1-1 1-5 3 0 1 2 4 17
A. Patberg G 32 5-7 0-0 2-2 0-6 2 0 0 2 4 12
C. Moore-McNeil 16 2-3 0-0 0-1 0-3 0 1 0 0 1 4
K. Browne 14 3-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 1 0 6
G. Waggoner 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 26-57
(.456)
12-13
(.923)
3-8
(.375)
6-32 10 2 3 13 17 67


Quinnipiac
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Morris F 35 5-18 2-2 1-5 1-10 2 2 0 0 4 13
C. Haywood F 24 2-4 0-0 1-3 1-7 1 0 0 2 2 5
R. Caverly G 38 3-10 2-2 3-7 0-0 1 0 0 2 3 11
M. DeWees G 36 6-13 3-4 0-0 3-7 1 1 3 0 4 15
M. Helms G 24 3-6 2-2 0-0 0-2 2 1 1 4 4 8
A. Free 21 1-3 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 3
S. Bonner 13 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 2 1 4
H. Smith 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   200 22-57
(.386)
9-10
(.900)
6-16
(.375)
6-29 8 4 4 11 19 59


Officials: Justin Paluch, Anthony Reddin, Geraldine Smith Washington
Attendance: 1,415




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