SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. - Sylvia Hudson produced her ninth double-double with 21 points and 18 rebounds, but Urbana University women's basketball came up short Saturday against Shepherd, 88-70, inside the Butcher Center.
The Blue Knights dropped their fourth straight and moved to 5-16 (3-15 MEC) on the year. Shepherd improved to 11-5 (8-10 MEC) and picked up the season sweep over UU.
Hudson's career-best rebound total is the seventh-highest in UU single-game history. The freshman forward has hauled 10 or more boards in five of the previous six contests, raising her season average to 9.1 rebounds per game.
Junior Stefanie Davis poured in a season-high 23 points to lead all scorers on Saturday. Davis went 9 of 22 from the floor and 5 of 6 at the free-throw line while adding five boards. Freshman Morgan Mattimore contributed 10 points.
UU out-rebounded the host Rams 42-39, thanks to Hudson's dominance, as both squads shot a little above 40 percent. However, the Knights turned the ball over 24 times which led to 27 Shepherd points.
Liz Myers led five Shepherd players in double figures with 18 points and 12 boards. The Rams' Cara Mason scored 17 points and dished out 10 assists.
With five games remaining, Urbana will play the next four matchups on its home court. The Blue Knights entertain Concord on Thursday with tipoff set for 5:30 p.m. ET.
Courtesy of the Urbana University Media Department and posted with their permission
Champaign Sports Authority Blog
Follow Champaign County's top, local sports stories year-round from the newest source of sports information.