November 19, 2011

Just Short

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – On day two of the 2011 Skidmore Invitational, the Utica College women's basketball team held off a late charge to defeat Ursinus 68-66, Saturday afternoon at the Williamson Sports Center.

The Pioneers improve to 2-0, while the Bears fall to 0-2.

In the first half, Utica led by as many as 13 but a jumper from Sarah Martin with nine seconds remaining in the period made it a 33-30 lead for the Pioneers at the break.

The Bears never trailed by more than six in the second half and with 1:29 remaining were able to tie it up on a pair of free throws from Lindsay Teuber (Philadelphia, Pa./St. Basil's).

Utica answered right back with a three-pointer from freshman Mara Newland.  The teams traded baskets before Sarah Martin cut the lead to 68-66 with 20 seconds remaining.  After a missed free throw, the Bears had one more chance and put up a contested three that came up short as the Pioneers held on for the win.

Ursinus senior forward Lindsay Teuber Philadelphia, Pa./St. Basil's) was selected to the Skidmore College Invitational All-Tournament Team. She had a game-high 25 points to go with 14 rebounds (11 offensive).  Sarah Martin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards, while Liz Martin (Doylestown, Pa. Central Bucks East) finished with 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Bears take on Albright College Tuesday evening in Reading.