January 13, 2007

Women's Basketball Drops 92-66 Game To ISU

Jan. 13, 2007

Box Score

By Kyle Boyd
Media Relations Student Intern

GREELEY, Colo. - A strong first half showing from the University of Northern Colorado women's basketball team wasn't enough to overcome the hot shooting of Idaho State on Saturday night at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, as the Bears fell 92-66.

Early on the Bears fought hard to keep with the Bengals including a 7-2 run to bring Northern Colorado to within six points as the first half buzzer sounded.

The Bears (3-13, 0-2 Big Sky) were hampered by early foul trouble with team-leading- scorer sophomore guard Whitley Cox picking up three first half fouls. Senior forward Heather Barbour helped lead the Bears in Cox's absence to lead all scorers with 14 at the break.

The Bears came out sluggish in the second half and Idaho State took advantage, running to a 19 point lead at the 13 minute mark, a lead that they would hold on to. The Bengals opened the flood gates with seven 3-pointers in the second half to outscore the Bears 51-36.

Bengals center Natalie Doma led all scorers with 26 points and 17 rebounds for a double-double.

Northern Colorado was led by Barbour with 23 points, tying her career-high, and eight rebounds.

The Bears will return to action next Thursday night against Portland State at 7:05 p.m. at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The game can be heard on the home of the Bears, 1310-AM KFKA in Greeley.