SVSU women’s basketball had a weekend of highs and lows while competing at home.
The team fell to Parkside on Thursday, Feb. 10.
Senior Maddie Barrie led the Cardinals with 16 points, including four three pointers.
Junior Tori DePerry brought in 13 points for the Cardinals and five rebounds.
Junior Kaitlyn Zarycki finished with 12 points and eight rebounds and senior Maddie Maloney had nine points and five assists.
This is the team’s third straight loss. The Cardinals are 12-7 overall and 7-5 in the conference.
Despite the loss, SVSU won the rebounding battle 39-30.
Parkside’s Alyssa Nelson, one of GLIAC’s leading scorers, scored 29 points.
The game started with SVSU in the lead at 7-2.
With 5:20 left in the first quarter, the Cardinals moved to a 12-7 lead when Barrie scored a three pointer.
After a layup by sophomore Victoria Stafford towards the end of the first, the Cardinals led the Rangers 20-14.
Barrie scored her third three pointer of the half to give the Cardinals a seven point lead.
The second quarter ended with the Rangers in the lead at 35-31.
When the third quarter began, SVSU came out ready and tied the game in the first minute.
At the end of the third Rangers had the lead again, 59-51.
The Cardinals attempted to recover but Parkside led their own and won 71-67.
After three consecutive losses, SVSU won in a double-overtime game on Saturday, Feb. 12 against Purdue Northwest.
Zarycki had five steals, four assists and led the Cardinals in points with 26.
DePerry finished the game with a double-double, with 18 points and 14 rebounds, with nine in the third quarter alone.
Maloney brought the Cardinals 18 points and six assists.
The Cardinals shot 6-of-14 from deep, 24-of-50 from the field, and 27-of-37 from the line.
Additionally, SVSU won the rebounding battle 40-26.
For Purdue, Dahs Shaw led with 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Both teams came ready to fight for this win and the first quarter ended with the game tied at 22-22.
Maloney scored three three-pointers in the first quarter, giving her nine points.
With seven minutes left in the first half, Purdue led with 29-24.
Zarycki made a pair of free throws with three seconds left in the half, giving the Cardinals the lead again at 38-37.
Shooting slowed down a bit during the second half, but the intensity remained.
The teams headed into overtime at 59-59 after SVSU attempted a buzzer beater with no success.
In the first overtime, SVSU led with 67-64 but then Purdue hit four free throws which sent the game into its second overtime.
The teams went back and forth trading three pointers during the final overtime, but SVSU secured the win at 13-5 in the final overtime, putting them at 81-73.
The Cardinals play again this week at home against Northern Michigan University (NMU) today.
The team will then play at Michigan Tech on Thursday, and at NMU on Saturday.
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