Houghton, MI - The University of Findlay women's basketball team dropped a 61-47 decision at the hands of the Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday, Dec. 17. The road loss gives the Oilers a record of 5-7 overall and a 1-5 record in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.
The first half of basketball was back and forth and just seven minutes into the game, the Oilers had built a 14-7 lead. Michigan Tech battled back and took a 31-28 lead into halftime.
A quick three from senior Karli Bonar tied the game at 31-31 coming out of the break and a free throw from Christa Puthoff gave the Oilers a 32-31 lead. That lead did not last long as the Huskies would catch fire for the remainder of the quarter. Michigan Tech went on an 18-3 run on 5-of-10 shooting as well as 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. Each team scored 12 points in the final quarter to end the game.
Findlay was held to 17-of-51 from the floor for 33.3%. The 17 field goals were the lowest of the season for the Oilers. Michigan Tech forced Findlay into 14 turnovers and shot 24-of-56 from the floor.
Junior Haley Horstman led the Oilers with 14 points on 6-of-13 from the floor including a pair of three pointers. She also led the team with five rebounds.
The Oilers are off until after Christmas and will play their next game against Michigan-Dearborn on Dec. 29. That home game will begin at 5:30 pm.