Maple Leafs Empty Bench, Use Dozen Scorers In Loss To Ranked Trojans

Maple Leafs Empty Bench, Use Dozen Scorers In Loss To Ranked Trojans

GOSHEN, Ind. ā€” Every available Goshen College women’s basketball player scored a point and took at least two shots while playing double-digit minutes Saturday afternoon as the Maple Leafs dropped an 84-40 Crossroads League decision to NAIA Division II no. 22 Taylor University at Gunden Gymnasium.


Playing its second game since earning national recognition, Taylor (13-7, 6-2) came out clicking on all cylinders, scoring 15 of the game’s first 17 points and adding 22 more in the second period. The Trojans finished the first half shooting 15-for-29 (51.7 percent) from the floor.


Six Maple Leafs (1-19, 0-8) scored in the first half, paced by 3-pointers from Claire Rauck and Carley O’Neal. Goshen point guard Haley Archibeque led the team with four rebounds as the hosts shot 40 percent inside the arc in the opening half. Taylor got 15 points from Kendall Bradbury and five rebounds from Cassidy Wyse while taking a 26-point lead into the locker room.


The Trojans added an 11-for-11 mark at the foul line to an 8-for-15 clip from the floor in the third period before Goshen ended the quarter on a 5-0 run. Lauren James scored eight points and Bradbury seven in the quarter, one that saw Goshen’s 13 points come from seven sources.


Each team finished the fourth quarter with a 5-for-14 shooting mark and two makes on four trips to the foul line: the Trojans used their two made 3-pointers to Goshen’s one to claim a 14-13 edge in the period.


Bradbury led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting; James finished with 13 points and Josie Cobb 10 for TU. Wyse’s seven boards were a game-high while Logan Kyre paced Goshen with six. Mariah Roe scored seven points and Donnae Lipinski six for GC. Roe also added a team-high three steals.


The Maple Leafs take leave of Gunden Gymnasium for four of their next five games, sandwiching a home tilt with Indiana Wesleyan on Jan. 24 between a pair of two-game road trips. GC returns to action Wednesday at Huntington with a 7 p.m. tip-off.