The Lady Hawks’ season came to an end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament for a second straight season.
Here’s a look at Saturday night’s stars:
After being held scoreless in the first half, Shuman exploded for 20 second-half points to help the Lady Hawks rally after they were down by as many as 14 points in the opening minutes of the second half. She had three 3-pointers in the second half as the Lady Hawks made 7 of 12 3-point attempts in the second half. She had a strong weekend in her finale with the program.
While Shuman did a lot of the scoring late, it was Schwagmeyer who helped spark an 11-0 run early in the second half that got QU back into the game. She finished with yet another double-double, scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. It was a fitting finish to a spectacular two-year career for the Camp Point native after her transfer from Charleston Southern.
She saved one of the best games of her two-year career for last. Gatschenberger made two huge 3-point shots at the back end of that 11-0 run. She drilled four key free throws, too. Gatschenberger also played solid defense, helping the Lady Hawks get the stops they needed to get back into the game.
Ashland’s Kari Daughtery showed everyone why she’s the best player in the Midwest Region. She had 28 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Eagles. She tossed in five assists and two steals for good measure. She’s one of the best players I’ve seen in more than a decade of covering Division II women’s basketball. … The Eagles (30-1) will play Wisconsin-Parkside in Monday’s title game. The Rangers rallied back in the second half, using some great defensive play to spark a 24-4 run that pushed them to a 71-57 victory over Ferris State. Parkside will have its hands full with Ashland in front of what should be a packed Kates Gym with the Ashland students back from Spring Break. … QU coach Jeni Garber ended her first season tied for the single-most wins for a first-year Lady Hawks coach. She tied Frank Longo, who went 22-7 in the 1979-80 season.