ECU extends winning streak to five games

ECU Athletics 
Teri LaJeunese, Sports Information Director

ADA – The East Central University women’s basketball team moved their winning streak to five games, with a 75-66 victory over Harding in Great American Conference action at the Kerr Activities Center.

Scoring

  • First Quarter: 18-19
    • The Bisons (8-3, 3-2 GAC) started the game with an 8-2 run in the first four minutes
    • The Tigers (8-3, 4-2 GAC) then pushed back and tied the game at eight in the next 30 seconds
    • The teams traded shots and small runs the rest of the quarter
      • No team lead by more than three
  • Second Quarter: 21-20 (39-39)
    • Harding again came out strong, this time with a 5-0 run in the first two minutes
    • ECU fought back to tie the game at 26, with 6:33 remaining in the stanza
    • The Tigers followed with a 7-0 run to take a 33-26 advantage
    • ECU led the rest of the quarter until the final shot by the Bisons tied things at 39
  • Third Quarter: 19-15 (58-54)
    • Both teams started cold, with no scoring until 8:12 was left on the clock
    • The teams traded shots and runs until they were knotted at 50 (4:12 remaining)
    • The Tigers then took control for good, using a 5-0 run in the next 1:30 minutes
      • ECU led between 3-5 points the rest of the quarter
  • Fourth Quarter: 17-12
    • The Tigers kept pushing the tempo and pushed the lead to 10, with 4:23 left (68-58)
    • ECU kept the lead between 9-12 the rest of the game

Tiger Quick Shots

  • The win pushes the Tigers overall win streak to five
    • Home-winning streak moved to four games
  • The Bisons are ranked No. 10 in the latest D2SIDA Central Region Poll
  • Sr. Tia Williams led the team after earning All-GAC Player of the Week honors, Jan. 2
    • 18 pts., 3 reb., 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal
  • Sr. Lakin Preisner and Jr. Stefany Lourenco also tallied double-digit point totals
    • Preisner: 14 pts., 4 reb., 2 assists
    • Lourenco: 14 pts., 6 reb., 2 assists, 3 steals
  • ECU came up with the win with a difference in three-point shooting
    • ECU: 11-of-29 (37.9%) / HU: 6-of-20 (30.0%)
    • 40% of the Tigers 27 made shots were triples (11-of-27)
  • ECU only attempted 13 free throws (10 made), while the Bisons made 18-of-28
  • Jr. Sam Schwab led the Tigers in rebounds
    • 8 pts., 8 reb., 3 assists

Up Next

  • ECU will wrap up a four-game home stand, Saturday, Jan. 5
    • vs. Arkansas Tech (1 p.m.)
    • Stand dates back to Dec. 17 vs. Northwestern
  • The Tigers will then play the next two games on the road
    • Jan. 10 at Southern Arkansas (5:30 p.m.)
    • Jan. 12 at Arkansas-Monticello (1 p.m.)