QUINCY, Ill. — A short-handed Iowa Wesleyan women’s squad was upended in nonconference play on Saturday. The Tigers traveled to Quincy University and walked out with a 95-64 loss.
IW got off to a rocky start on both ends of the floor. Quincy began the game on a 19-2 run, and led 24-7 after the first quarter.
The Tigers doubled their offensive output in the second quarter, but Quincy kept piling on buckets. The Hawks outscored the Tigers 27-14 to take a commanding 51-21 lead into halftime.
IW had even more trouble holding Quincy’s offense in the third quarter. The Hawks outscored the Tigers 29-17 in the third quarter to take an 80-38 advantage into the fourth quarter.
The Tigers were down as much as 45 points early in the fourth quarter, but they did end the game on a big run. Morgan McCrea scored 12 points in the fourth, including three three-pointers, and the Tigers cut the lead all the way back down to 31 points. Deericka Martin hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to close out the scoring.
McCrea finished the game with 26 points, seven rebounds and two steals to lead the Tigers. Massner scored 20 points. Both McCrea and Massner have hit at least 20 points in both of IW’s first two games.
Martin finished the game with eight points off the bench. Maddie Williamson scored six points on 3-4 shooting.
Harriet Fowler scored four points in the loss and led the squad with three assists. Kieley Allen and Da’Jaah Swolley both saw the floor but didn’t score.
The Tigers are still dealing with some early season injuries and only have seven healthy players on the roster, all guards.
IW is now 0-2 overall this season. They’ll take on Knox College in another road game on Wednesday, Nov. 20.