The high-scoring Asbury University women's basketball team saw its season end in a low-scoring affair in the NAIA Division II National Championship tournament at Sioux City, Iowa.
Cardinal Stritch of Wisconsin (28-4) knocked the Eagles from Wilmore, Ky., out of the 32-team tournament with a 50-43 victory Thursday morning.
Asbury (25-8) came into the game scoring 81.4 points per game (seventh-most among all NAIA Division II teams).
The Eagles, making their first appearance in the national tournament, led by three at halftime but were unable to hold on.
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With the score tied at 38 in the final three minutes, Stritch got a baseline jumper from Emily Neitzel and then a layup from Becky Gilbreath. A long jumper from Haley Ream made it a 6-0 run and put away an Eagles squad that shot only 28.1 percent (16-for-57) for the game.
Brittany Warren, who led Asbury in scoring this season, went just 3-for-13 from the field and finished with nine points. Kylee Gorby was the Eagles' only double-figure scorer with 10.