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Scots fall to Cornell for third straight

February 12, 2016

The women’s basketball team traveled to Iowa to face the second place Rams. Cornell College came out on top as the Scots lost 51-76. For the Scots, the loss is third straight loss as they begin the home stretch of the season.

For Cornell, they improve to 13-2 in conference and narrow their magic number to one more victory to clinch second place in the Midwest Conference Tournament. Grinnell College is in third place at 11-4 while they continue to ride a five game winning streak. Despite their second straight loss, Lake Forest continues to hold onto their fourth place slot with two games over Illinois College and Ripon College.

For the Scots, the last three games represent a chance to gain some momentum as they look ahead to next season. Monmouth has three conference games on schedule with two of those being at home.

Senior Katie Houston finished second on the team in Tuesday’s loss as she posted 12 points while hitting three of her six three point attempts. Sophomore Tia Robertson led the way for the Scots with 16 points while hitting half of her field goals. Senior Emily Watkins and sophomore Maddie Dohleman both finished with six points in the contest.

Robertson also led the way for the Scots defensively by grabbing eight total boards against the Rams. Watkins and fellow senior Emily Siefkin combined for 14 rebounds to round out the Scots top three on defense.

Out of 17 women listed on the varsity roster, there are only four seniors and no juniors.

The young team will use the final three games to continue to grow as a team as they build onto a bright future under new head coach Kyle Wilson. Before the current losing streak, the Scots had taken down longtime rival Knox College while taking three of their last five games.

Monmouth is 4-16 on the season with just three regular season games left. The Scots will return to action tomorrow in Glennie Gymnasium as they play host to Beloit College. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Anthony Matozzi
sports Editor

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