Women's Basketball - Fri, Feb. 22, 2013
DSU survives an early scare as senior guard Yianna Nadeau goes for 19 in a 85-78 win over University of Great Falls Thursday.
The Hawks found themselves down 16 with 12:31 to go in the first half.
DSU cut the deficit at the half to seven. Thanks to sharp shooting by Nadeau, the game was in reach. Nadeau was three for four from the 3-pnt. line in the first half.
In the second half, the Blue Hawks did not hesitate in their attempt to complete the comeback. Senior guard Ashley Jelly
sank a fade away 3-pointer on the team's first possession.
On the team's second possession, junior guard Mariah Duran
nailed a three to cut it to one. A few possessions later the 3-balls kept falling. Jelly hit her second three in half to tie the game up 43 all.
When the Hawks climbed back, the tie dwindled down to a ten point deficit with ten minutes to play.
The Hawks looked inside as sophomore Janae Moore
started her second half surge getting into the lane and to the free throw line. Senior center Jenna Cabello
and freshman forward Jalyn Klazuer followed suit. Ten of the team's 25 free throws made came from Moore, Cabello and Klazuer. DSU went to line 32 times.
"I remember looking up at the clock and I was blown away that is was 0-11. We were running our offense and I knew we would soon get our shots falling," said Moore.
Jelly found Moore underneath the basket to take the first DSU lead with 5:59 to play. Moore finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.
The game was tied up one last time with 2:57 to play but the very next possession, Nadeau, as she has done as of late for DSU, buried a 3-pointer.
"Once I start hitting and my team gets me hyped up there is no stopping it," said Nadeau.
DSU will take the hardwood for senior night, Friday, February 23 at 5:30 p.m. against Montana State University – Northern.