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Goshen Comeback Bid Falls Short At USF
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Goshen 13-13, 7-7 CL 177152261
Saint Francis (Ind.) 12-14, 7-7 CL1124181972
Feb. 4, 2017
Fort Wayne, IN
Attendance: 317
GoshenIndv. LeadersSaint Francis (Ind.)
#23 Lynnia Noel - 18Points #10 Lauren McBryar - 22
2 Players (#23,#34) - 11Rebounds #21 Kara Gerka - 11
#23 Lynnia Noel - 4Assists #21 Kara Gerka - 5
GoshenTeam StatisticsSaint Francis (Ind.)
32.4% (22 - 68) Field Goals % 35.6% (21 - 59)
33.3% (7 - 21) 3 Point Field Goals % 34.5% (10 - 29)
71.4% (10 - 14) Free Throws 80% (20 - 25)
47Rebounds 39
10Assists 17
17Turnovers 9
122nd Chance Pts 16
Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 4, 2017

By Seth Wesman
Sports Information Intern

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Lynnia Noel scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double of 2017, but the Goshen College women's basketball team fell 72-61 to the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon.

Goshen (13-13, 7-7 Crossroads League) also got strong performances from Gabby Williams, who scored 9 points to go along with 11 boards, and Carley O'Neal who scored 14 points off the bench. 

Saint Francis (12-14, 7-7) was led by Lauren McBryar, who scored a game-high 22 points and shot 5-for-10 from behind the arc, and Kara Gerka who grabbed 11 rebounds. Three other Cougars scored in double figures with Quila Jackson, Savannah Buck and Gerka scoring 11, 10 and 10 points respectively.

The Maple Leafs were able to take a 17-11 lead into the second quarter but Saint Francis quickly charged back to take a 35-24 lead into halftime, using a 12-0 spurt in the second stanza to facilitate the swing. The game marked the second in a row in which GC's lead through 10 minutes became a deficit through 20.

Goshen picked up the pace in the second half and outscored the Cougars 22-19 in the final frame, but saw their comeback bid fall short as Saint Francis never let its lead slip to less than eight points.

Haley Archibeque and Calla Bartlett each added eight points apiece for GC. Noel led the Leafs in assists with 4, with Archibeque dishing out 3 of her own and contributing a perfect 4-for-4 mark from the free-throw line.

GC shot 32.4 percent (22-for-68) from the field and 33 percent (7-for-21) from 3-point range while Saint Francis shot 35.6 percent (21-of-59) overall and 34.5 percent (10-for-29) from the portion of the floor in which makes are worth 50 percent more than usual. Goshen outrebounded the Cougars 47-39 but turned the ball over 17 times to Saint Francis' 9.

Archibeque, Bartlett and Angela McLean each grabbed four boards for the Maple Leafs. Carley O'Neal shot 4-for-8 from 3-point range with Noel, Bartlett and Caitlyn O'Neal each hitting an attempt of their own from behind the arc.

Goshen will back in action on Wednesday evening when they travel to Crossroads League opponent Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Tip-off between the Maple Leafs and the Cougars is set for 7 p.m. with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45 on 91.1 The Globe.

More, including comments from Goshen head coach Stephanie Miller, to come when available.