HANCOCK, Mich. – The Finlandia women’s basketball played host to UW-Stevens Point Wednesday night. The Lions struggled shooting the ball and lost 56-48 to the Pointers.
The Lions were fortunate to find themselves only down by 8 at the half, as they shot only 20.7 percent from the field and 15.8 percent from the arc. Senior Marissa Burke (Watersmeet, MI) scored 10 of her 13 points in the first half.
The Pointers had as much as a 20 point lead with 8:21 remaining in the game, before the Lions started picking away at the lead. A couple of key 3-point baskets by senior Paige Yoho (Negaunee, MI) and freshman Julia Daavettila (Dollar Bay, MI) helped cut into that lead to bring down to single digits. Unfortunately, the clock was against the Lions and they weren’t able to complete the comeback.
Finlandia ended up shooting 25.9 percent from the floor (15-58) and 21.2% from the 3-point line (7-33). The Lions were also outrebounded by the Pointers 47 to 32.
Finlandia has started the season 0-2 and will prepare for this weekends tournament at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN, as they play on Friday at 6:00 p.m. CST and Saturday at 3:00 p.m. CST.
(Information Courtesy of Finlandia University Athletics)