#20 Women's Basketball Outlasts Indiana Tech in OT

#20 Women's Basketball Outlasts Indiana Tech in OT

ADRIAN, Mich. -- Sierra Calhoun scored 28 points as the 20th-ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team outlasted Indiana Tech for a 69-55 overtime victory in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference action at the SHU Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

Calhoun buried a game-tying three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left in regulation, setting the stage for an overtime in which SHU outscored Indiana Tech, 17-3.

During the extra period, Calhoun scored seven points -- all from the line -- while Morgan Warfield and Alexxis Knannlein put in five points apiece. Warfield nailed a 3-pointer to give the Saints the lead for good.

Calhoun also had three steals while leading rebounder Mackenzie Tomasik finished with 10 rebounds. Ebony Harvey added eight rebounds and seven assists for the Saints (18-5, 12-3).

The teams swapped the lead five times during the opening half -- SHU led by as many as seven and the Warriors led by as many as six -- before the Saints took a 30-27 lead into intermission.

Early in the second, Indiana Tech (11-13, 10-6) enjoyed a 13-3 run, getting eight points from Taylor Carver and taking a 40-33 advantage.

The Warriors held the lead until a Calhoun layup and free throw forged a 48-all tie. A pair of free throws by Shallante Clements helped Indiana Tech back into the leader.

Eventually, with Indiana Tech holding a 52-49 lead, Calhoun hit her tying trey to force extra time.

Carver was the Warriors' leading scorer, accumulating 16 points. Linsey Masnari added 12 points while Clements had a double-double worth 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Saints finished 22 of 55 from the field (40.0) percent while holding Indiana Tech to a 17-for-75 performance (22.7 percent). The Warriors went 0 of 11 from three-point land.

SHU will return to action on Saturday with a 5 p.m. WHAC contest at Michigan-Dearborn.