UPLAND, Ind. – It was a long day for the Goshen College women's basketball team.
After bus problems delayed their arrival at host Taylor University, the Maple Leafs struggled to get into an offensive rhythm and lost a Crossroads League contest to the Trojans 79-52 Saturday afternoon.
It was a rough start that hampered Goshen's efforts as they hit just 25% in the opening half, while the hosts converted 52% of their attempts to run out to a 40-18 lead at the break. The Leafs played better in the second period, out shooting Taylor 45% to 42%, but could not climb back from the big hole.
Senior Sam Hawk led the Leafs with 12 points and six rebounds, while Jaime Stack scored nine off the bench and Megan Strock and Jo'Mani Thomas each had eight.
Erika Redweik had a massive game for the Trojans, hitting 10-of-16 from the field for a game-high 23 points. Fourteen total Taylor players saw the floor, while 11 entered the scoring column.
The loss is Goshen's (2-20, 0-10 CL) eighth in a row with a tough week ahead. They host #15 Bethel College Wednesday night before traveling to #9 Saint Francis on Saturday.