Women’s Basketball Falls to No. 1/1 Notre Dame 82-64

first_imgFollowing Friday’s game, Drake will play the loser of No. 12/13 South Carolina (3-1) or No. 9/8 Oregon State (4-0) Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. CST. Those two teams played after Drake and Notre Dame in the other tournament semifinal. Drake’s bench outscored Notre Dame’s, 29-4, and the Bulldogs held a 43-40 advantage in rebounding. HTML Box Score Watch Live VANCOUVER, Canada – The Drake University women’s basketball team fell to No. 1/1 Notre Dame 82-64 Friday evening in the semifinals of the Vancouver Showcase. Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) led Drake (5-1) in scoring with 18 points and has reached double figures every game this season. Two others joined Rhine in double digits as Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) added 11 points and Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) scored 10 points. At the start of the second quarter, the teams traded baskets and Bachrodt’s layup at the 8:10 mark gave Drake a 21-20 lead. However, Notre Dame led by five after Ogunbowale’s layup with just under six minutes remaining. The Bulldogs responded as Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) made her own layup and Dean hit a three-pointer off an assist by Monahan as the Fighting Irish held just a one-point lead of 29-28 at the media timeout. As a team in the game, Drake tallied 21 assists on 27 field goals, while Monahan had a game-high seven with just one turnover. Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) added five assists.   Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines PDF Box Score vs. South Carolina 11/24/2018 – 9:30 p.m. After the timeout, Notre Dame grabbed control with a 15-3 closing run and led 44-31 at halftime. Drake fell behind further in the third quarter as Notre Dame outscored them 27-16 in the period. The Fighting Irish would lead by as many as 29 points in the fourth quarter as they pulled away for the win in the first-ever meeting between the teams. The Fighting Irish were led by Ogunbowale who scored a game-high 30 points. Jackie Young finished with 25 points and Brianna Turner added 12 points. Drake (5-1) led Notre Dame (5-0) 17-15 after a 3-pointer by Bachrodt with 41 seconds in the first quarter. However, Arike Ogunbowale evened the game at 17-17 with a jumper with just four seconds left to tie the contest at 17-17 after one quarter. The Bulldogs final game in Vancouver will be streamed online at www.vanshowcase.com (subscription required), broadcast on the radio at 1350 ESPN Des Moines and live stats available at www.godrakebulldogs.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more