GEORGETOWN, Texas - Austin College fought back from a seven-point third quarter deficit and held off a scrappy University of Dallas squad to advance to Saturday's semifinal round of the 2017 SCAC Women's Basketball Tournament. Official Tournament Website
Sophomore forward Bryce Frank had game-highs of 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Austin College.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Dallas outscored Austin College 20-12 in the third quarter to take a 43-36 lead.
- Austin College bounced back with a 22-point fourth quarter - outscoring Dallas 22-11 in the final period.
- Austin College held a 15-7 advantage on second-chance points.
- Turnovers were practically even (15 for Dallas; 13 for Austin College) but Austin College held a 14-7 points off turnover advantage.
- Bryce Frank: 21 points, 15 rebounds
- Kendall Heitmeier: 9 points, 10 rebounds
- Ann Savage: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
- Caitlyn Collins: 7 points, 4 rebounds
- Michelle DeCoud: 14 points, 13 rebounds
- Seana Stoia: 12 points, 13 rebounds
- Celsi Caraway: 13 points, 3 steals
- Holly Tonry: 8 points, 4 assists
- Austin College survived a season-low 26.3 percent (15-57) shooting performance to advance to tomorrow's semifinal round.
- Austin College advances to the SCAC tournament semifinals for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in program history.
- Dallas ends its season with an 11-15 record. The Crusaders hit on 6-of-13 three-point field goal attempts (46.2 percent) - its second-best performance from distance this season.
Austin College (19-7) advances to take on Texas Lutheran University tomorrow at 2 p.m. Texas Lutheran is the No. 2 seed with a 12-2 conferene mark (20-5 overall). Tomorrow's semifinal game could also have national implications as both teams are ranked in the most-recent NCAA South Region rankings - Texas Lutheran is sixth and Austin College is eighth.