Chicago, Ill. - The Roosevelt women's basketball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday night as fourth-seeded Robert Morris topped the fifth-seeded Lakers, 88-59, in the quarterfinals of the 2012 CCAC Division I Tournament at Saint Xavier University's Shannon Center.
With the win, the Eagles (17-12) advance to take on the tournament's top seed, Olivet Nazarene, on Thursday night in the semifinal round. Roosevelt caps its second season of intercollegiate competition with a record of 15-16, two wins better than the 13 victories the Lakers notched in their inaugural campaign.
Sophomore Kiara Towles
led Roosevelt against Robert Morris with her fifth double-double of the year, finishing with 13 points and a career-high tying 15 rebounds. Sophomore Erin McCaslin
scored a team-high 15 points, going 5-for-8 from three-point range. Sophomore Casey Davis
totaled 13 points, five rebounds and a career-best five blocked shots.
Senior Sarah Rogers paced the Eagles with 13 points, 18 rebounds and six assists. Uniqua Hampton led all scorers with 19 points.
Robert Morris owned a slim 22-19 lead with 10:28 left, but closed the half on an 18-3 run to take an 18-point lead into intermission. The Lakers failed to convert a field goal over the final 10-plus minutes of the opening period and that drought continued in the second half as the Eagles outscored the Lakers 9-2 in the first three minutes to put the game out of reach.