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.
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.