Women's Basketball Fights Cabrini Through Triple Overtime

Women's Basketball Fights Cabrini Through Triple Overtime

SCORE: Wheaton 94 - Cabrini 100 (3OT)

RECORDS: Wheaton (1-1) - Cabrini (2-0)

LOCATION: Union, N.J. (Harwood Arena)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • First-year Mikayla Pucci led the Lyons with her first career double-double, netting 30 points on a 9-for-13 night from the floor and 12-for-14 performance from the free-throw line. Pucci collected 12 rebounds, four offensive and eight defensive, while dishing out two assists and coming away with two steals. 
  • Senior Emily Cuthbertson ended the night with 15 points, while Natalie Wind finished with 14 and sophomore Lexi L'Heureux-Carland chipped in 12 off the bench. 
  • Cabrini was paced by a game-high 31 points off the bench from Kate Lannon. Cabrini also had four other players finish in double-digit scoring. Lannon also pulled down a game-high 13 boards. 
  • Wheaton started strong, outscoring the Cavs 18-13 in the opening frame, before extending its lead to 11 just minutes into the second quarter. 
  • With help from baskets by Pucci, the Lyons took a 38-24 lead into the intermission. 
  • The Lyons continued to push the pace and held the lead throughout the third quarter with Sara McLeman pushing the Wheaton lead to 56-47 with second remaining. 
  • The Cavs slowly chipped away at the Lyon lead in the fourth quarter, taking a 68-65 lead with a little over a minute remaining in the contest. Wind tied the game at 68-all with seconds remaining, sending the game into the first overtime period. 
  • The opening overtime was a back and forth with both sides trading possession of the lead. 
  • Neither team held more than a two-point lead in the second overtime, forcing a third overtime. 
  • Wheaton took an 88-84 lead in the third overtime with baskets from Cuthbertson and Pucci, but Cabrini would find a way to convert several free-throws while netting a handful of layups for the win. 

THE BASICS:

  • Field Goals: Wheaton 25-58 / Cabrini 33-83
  • 3-Point FG: Wheaton 4-14 / 6-26
  • Free Throw: Wheaton 38-43 / Cabrini 28-40
  • Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 23 / Cabrini 24

COACH SPEAK:

  • "Without three starters, we played our hearts out. So proud of this team and the resilience they showed through adversity this early in the season." Wheaton coach Melissa Hodgdon

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to the Kean Tournament, where they'll take on Salisbury at 12 p.m. in the consolation contest.