SEATTLE, Wash. – The Roos fell on the road at Seattle U 74-52 in another WAC matchup on Saturday evening.
Lyndsay Leikem (Tucson, Ariz.) got the Roos on the board first with a layup with 7:43 left in the first quarter. Seattle U extended their lead to 11-4 midway thought the opening quarter before the Roos went on an 8-2 run led by Kristen Moore (Chicago, Ill.) who scored all eight points. Paige Husa (Fairbury, Neb.) scored on back-to-back possessions to give the Roos a 16-15 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Seattle U began the second quarter on a 10-0 run before a layup from Rilynne Like (Overland Park, Kan.) ended the UMKC drought. The Redhawks led by as many as 12 during the second quarter and the Roos trailed 32-24 at halftime.
UMKC was outscored 16-6 in the third period and Seattle U led 48-30 heading into the fourth quarter.
A layup from Moore started a 6-0 run for the Roos to start the fourth quarter. The Roos were able to cut the lead to 12, but fell 74-52 to the Redhawks.
“I was proud of our effort and how hard we competed tonight,” head coach Marsha Frese said. “Paige Husa played about as complete of a game as I’ve seen in her career and was so proud of her mindset going into this week. I was happy to see all of Rilynne’s work this season start to reveal itself this week. She has a bright future ahead of her.”
The Roos return home for games against Chicago State on Feb. 18, CSU Bakersfield Feb. 23 and Grand Canyon Feb. 25.
Husa led the team with a career high 14 points while shooting a perfect 6-6 from the field and tied for the team lead with five rebounds. Moore tallied 12 points and also hauled in five rebounds.
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