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Cougars Overpower Maple Leafs In GC's Home Finale
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Spring Arbor 14-15; 5-121416131659
Goshen 13-16; 7-1051871141
Feb. 15, 2017
Goshen, IN
Spring ArborIndv. LeadersGoshen
2 Players (#21,#33) - 16Points #34 Gabby Williams - 12
#15 Rachel Driesenga - 8Rebounds #34 Gabby Williams - 6
#3 Karly Bender - 4Assists #10 Haley Archibeque - 3
Spring ArborTeam StatisticsGoshen
42.9% (24 - 56) Field Goals % 31.4% (16 - 51)
36.8% (7 - 19) 3 Point Field Goals % 30.8% (4 - 13)
57.1% (4 - 7) Free Throws 83.3% (5 - 6)
32Rebounds 34
16Assists 13
13Turnovers 20
92nd Chance Pts 5
Women's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 16, 2017

By Seth Wesman
Sports Information Intern

GOSHEN, Ind.-- Gabby Williams led the team with 12 points and 6 rebounds but the Goshen College women's basketball team struggled to get its offense going as the visiting Cougars of Spring Arbor University came away with a 59-41 victory Wednesday night in Gunden Gymnasium.

Lynnia Noel and Donnae Lipinski were the next highest scoring Leafs with 8 and 4 points respectively. Haley Archibeque grabbed Goshen's (13-16, 7-10 Crossroads League) second highest rebound total with 5, as Noel, Sydney Stein, Caitlyn O'Neal, and Angela McLean each totaled 4 boards apiece.

Archibeque also paced Goshen in assists with 3, with Noel, Stein, O'Neal and Kelsey Fraley all dishing out a pair. 

Goshen got off to a slow start, recording only 5 points in the contest's opening quarter as Spring Arbor claimed a 14-5 lead after the first. The Leafs came out strong in the second quarter and outscored the Cougars 18-16 to cut SAU's lead to 30-23 at the half. The third quarter saw Goshen manage only 7 points while the Cougars were able to pull away throughout the second half.

Spring Arbor (14-15, 5-12) only had five players score, but four of those posted double-digit totals. Guards Kylie Townsley and Rachel Nelson each dropped 16 points for the Cougars as Autumn Goggin and Aimee Konkel added 15 and 10 points. Rachel Driesenga contributed Spring Arbor's last 2 points and grabbed a game-high 8 boards.

SAU outpaced GC from the field, shooting 42.9 percent (24-of-56) to Goshen's 31.4 percent (16-of-51), as well as from beyond the arc, posting a 36.8 percent (7-of-19) clip to the Leafs' 30.8 percent (4-of-13). Goshen outdid the Cougars from the free throw line, going 5-for-6 to Spring Arbor's 4-for-7. Despite causing 13 turnovers, Goshen committed 20 of their own and were outscored 21-7 in points off turnovers. The Leafs' bench outplayed the Cougars' 15-10, but Spring Arbor recorded 16 team assists to Goshen's 13.

The loss, combined with Mount Vernon Nazarene's win at Indiana Wesleyan, means that Goshen has been mathematically eliminated from hosting the first round of the Crossroads League tournament and has yet to clinch a spot. Due to the league's tiebreakers, however, Goshen would still make the tournament unless the Maple Leafs lose Saturday while MVNU, Taylor and Bethel all win.

Goshen's regular season will conclude on Saturday when it travels to fourth-ranked Marian University in Indianapolis. Tip off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.