One game after out-rebounding their opponent for the first time this season, the women’s basketball team was out-rebounded by a season high 36 in a 107-89 loss to Monmouth College on Tuesday night.
The Prairie Fire hit a single season high nine three-pointers in the first half and were down just four points after one frame, but the Fighting Scots opened the second stanza on a 16-4 run and never looked back. The Fighting Scots (17-4, 13-3 MWC) have now won nine in a row against the Prairie Fire.
Knox (6-14, 4-11 MWC) was coming off a close 98-83 win over Lake Forest that avenged a 113-86 loss earlier this season. The Prairie Fire led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but trailed by four at the break. In the second half the women put a significant amount of pressure on the Foresters, pulling away nine of their 15 steals. Knox’s two highest steal totals in conference games have now come against Lake Forest.
Individually Knox continues to get solid performances out of freshman Jamie Blue and junior Jodi Marver.
Blue has notched double-digit scoring outputs in six consecutive games and seven of her last eight, while Marver has averaged over 19 points per game in the past week. For her efforts Marver was named Prairie Fire Performer of the Week.
Knox next takes on Beloit this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium. Familiar faces are expected in the stands as it marks basketball homecoming.