The (3-5) Hawks of Quincy University played host to the (4-5) Wildcats of Culver-Stockton on the ladies college hardwood on Tuesday.
The exhibition was a homecoming of sorts once again for Wildcats head coach Janette Burgin. The Indiana native is also a member of the
“1,000 Point Club” at Quincy University. During her playing career, she started 96 games as a Hawk. Burgin scored over 1,300 points at QU.
She also averaged over 11 points a game during her senior year in the Gem City. Burgin was also a part of two teams that earned Div. II NCAA Tourney berths.
The Wildcats played hard in the first half against the Hawks, but QU jumped out to a 14-9 lead after the 1st quarter and led 32-24 at the halftime break.
After a fiery motivational pep talk by Coach Burgin, CSC returned to the flood inspired and outscored the Hawks 22-17 at the end of the 3rd quarter.
Culver outscored QU in the 4th quarter 25 to 18 in route to posting a 71-67 exhibition win at Pepsi Arena.
QU fell to (3-6) on the season after the setback. Maddie Spagnola led the Hawks in scoring with 17 pts. She also pulled down 2 rebounds and dished out 4 assists.
Michaela Gronewold finished with 10 points and 4 rebounds for Quincy University. Alexa Low chipped in with 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Ryan Dooley led Culver with 18 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Carly Harper finished with 17 points for the Wildcats.
Lacey Clark chipped in with 10 points, 2 steals, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Quincy University will return to action on Monday, December 17. That’s when the Hawks will travel to St. Charles, Missouri to face Lindenwood University in a 6:00 pm game.
(4-5) Culver-Stockton College will play host to Baker University in a conference game on Saturday, December 8 at Charles Field House in Canton. Tip-off time is set for 12 Noon.