Tigers swipe victory from St. Francis; Olivet forces 54 turnovers en route to victory
Author: Charlton Garr/Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:15 PM
Bourbonnais, Ill. -- Following a tough lose to Purdue-Calumet a few days ago, Olivet Nazarene University women's basketball team were hoping for an energizing win at home on Thursday, Feb. 6 against University of Saint Francis(Ill.). Olivet did not shoot particularly well throughout the game, but more than made up for it in forced turnovers. The Tigers caused the Fighting Saints to commit 54 turnovers, 37 of which were steals.
Olivet (17-8, 10-3) was lead by two players, senior Malory Adam (Aurora, Ill.), who had 14 points, eight rebounds, five blocks, and five steals and sophomore Cortney Allenbaugh (Morton, Ill.) with 14 points and five steals. Three other players reached double figures as well: senior Miranda Geever (Moline, Ill.) almost had a triple-double with 12 points, seven assists, and nine steals, senior Taylor Haymes (Wentzville, Mo.) added 12 points and four rebounds, and sophomore Jessica Gerig (Stillman Valley, Ill.) contributed 12 points and four steals. Junior Dakota Hack (Bristol, Tenn.) had a team-high 10 rebounds.
The Tigers remain at home for a CCAC match-up against Holy Cross College (Ind.) on Saturday, Feb. 8. Holy Cross College are near the bottom of the CCAC standings with a 3-8 record in the CCAC. Olivet has one their last two meetings with Holy Cross. On Nov. 14, 2012, Olivet won on their home court, 105-95 and on Jan. 12, 2013 at Holy Cross, Olivet won 89-84.