By Gavin Greer
Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball team fell to top seeded Green Bay last night in a 69-65 loss. This loss in the Horizon League Semifinal marks the end of PFW’s season.
The Mastodons put up a good fight against the top seeded Green Bay. PFW looked good as they took a 17-7 lead in the 1st quarter. This hot start faded as they were only able to hold onto a tie at the half. In the third quarter they ended up being down five. In the 4th quarter the team fought back and got the score within four. While they still lost, they were able to keep the game competitive.
PFW shot good from the line but did not shoot well from the field or from three. The team shot 40.0% from the field and 25.8% from three. The team shot perfect from the free throw line going nine for nine.
Green Bay had a slightly better shooting performance as they shot 41.4% from the field, 40.0% from three and 86.7% from the free throw line.
Shayla Sellers, in her last game with the team, led PFW with 21 points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals. Green Bay was led by Cassie Schiltz who had 17 points, seven rebounds and one assist.
PFW had a good defensive night against Green Bay. As a team PFW had 11 steals and three blocks. Amellia Bromenschenkel led the team with four steals. Sellers, Bromenschenkel and Jazzlyn Linbo each had one block.
Green Bay also performed well defensively as the team had seven blocks and five steals. Jasmine Kondrakiewicz led the team with five blocks. Bailey Butler led the team, in steals, with three.
With their win Green Bay has moved on to play in today’s Horizon League Women’s Championship against Cleveland State. This matchup is the top seed against the second seed.
PFW ends their season with a 14-19 record. They ended their season as the 6th seed in the Horizon League. PFW only had three seniors this year, Riley Ott, Sellers and Sylare Starks, so the team will have a majority of their team return next year to try to make it past the semifinals.