Shawnee State women’s basketball fell short on Saturday afternoon, falling to #4 Lindsey Wilson 84-78 in the NAIA Game of the Week.
The game was close throughout, with Lindsey Wilson owning a four-point lead at halftime. The Bears would play a flat third quarter to fall behind by eight, but would bounce back in the fourth to take a one-point lead with 2:31 to go. However, the Blue Raiders would score on their next possession, and Shawnee State could not overcome the deficit.
Jonessa Moore had her second straight double-double for the Bears, scoring 17 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in the loss. Madison Ridout and Brandie Snow were SSU’s leading scorers with 18 points each, and Bailey Cummins added 10.
Kayla Styles scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Lindsey Wilson. Chanel Roberts had 19 and Kayla Richardson had 14.
With the loss, Shawnee State fall to 20-2 on the season and are now 6-1 in the Mid-South Conference, breaking the tie with Lindsey Wilson at the top. The Blue Raiders are 19-0 and maintain a perfect 7-0 mark in the league.
Shawnee State return to action on Thursday, January 26th as they look to get Jeff Nickel his 100th victory against Cumberlands (Ky.) Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.