The Bluejays fell to Ottawa University on the road tonight, 65-60.
Ottawa University?s Braves took the lead from the start and held onto it throughout the first half, though the Bluejays kept the Braves from extending their lead beyond eight points.
The Bluejays rallied in the last five minutes of play time before the half. Tynan Honn cut the Braves? lead to two points, 26-24, with 4:46 left in the half. The Braves responded with points of their own, but two free throws and another basket from the Bluejays made the score going into the locker room 32-28, with the Braves holding on to a narrow lead.
Although the Bluejays kept the score close for the first part of the second half, they still could not gain the lead. The Braves took a 10-point lead, 50-40, with two free throws and with a little over 10 minutes of play time remaining in the game.
However, the Bluejays did not give up. They whittled away at the Braves? lead as the second half clock wound down, rallying again with only a few minutes left. A basket by Jocelyn Cook with 2:15 left pulled the Bluejays back within two points, 58-56, and kept the Bluejays very much in the ball game.
An Ottawa timeout right after the basket seemed to reenergize the Braves, for they came back to extend their lead once more.
Whitney Polosky made a final free throw for the Bluejays to make the final score 65-60 and give the win to the Braves.
Despite their loss, the Bluejays nearly matched the Braves for points in the second half, scoring 32 points in comparison to the 33 points the Braves scored. The Braves made 18 points off of the Bluejays? 21 turnovers on the night.
The Bluejays had three players in the double digits, with Honn scoring 10 points, Amy Jo Maphet scoring 11, and Polosky leading the team in scoring with 18 points. The Braves had two players make double digits; Emma Hartzler scored 18 points and Tessa Porter led the Braves with 20 points.