Sinclair Women’s Basketball loses close game at home to Cuyahoga
The Sinclair Women’s Basketball (7-9, 1-5) came back from a 17 point deficit and turned the game around, but came out on bottom with a 54-58 loss to Cuyahoga (9-8, 3-2).
The offense was not their sharpest to start the game in the 1st quarter. Missed shots is what held the Tartans back. Madison Schroeder scored 4 points while Sara Thornton had 2 points.
Sinclair’s offense stepped up more in the 2nd quarter by scoring 16 points and having better ball movement. Still missed shots and lack of rebounds was the difference between the Tartans and the Challengers. Madison Schroeder and Sara Thornton each had 4 points while Madison Patton added in her own 3 points.
The game completely turned around in Sinclair’s favor in the 3rd quarter. The Tartan Pride outscored Cuyahoga 20-9. Sinclair went on a 9-0 run to cut the score to 18-35. The deficit was eventually cut to within 3 points, but Cuyahoga was able to retain their lead throughout the 3rd quarter. Alona Skipper made a 3-point FG at the buzzer to end the quarter with a score of 42-44 in Cuyahoga’s favor. Madison Schroeder added another 7 points and Ashtin Brandon had 6 points.
Sinclair pulled out all the stops in the 4th quarter and came back to tie the game at 46-46 and took the lead at 48-46 with 7:35 remaining in the game. The Tartans went up 54-49 over the Challengers with about 3:30 left. However, Cuyahoga came back to tie the game at 54 all with 1:20 on the game clock. The game came down the wire, but Sinclair was unable to hold onto their comeback lead and Cuyahoga came out on top with a final score of 54-58. Madison Schroeder scored another 7 points in the final quarter.
Madison Schroeder led the team with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Sara Thornton had 11 points and Ashtin Brandon had 7 points and 7 rebounds.
Sinclair was outrebounded by Cuyahoga 53-41.
Sinclair Women’s next home game will be Saturday, January 27th at 1:00 pm hosting Columbus State (6-9, 3-2).
All home games are played in Building 8 on the downtown Dayton campus.