DICKINSON, N.D.- The Blue Hawks returned to the hardwood at Scott Gym for another conference contest against the Presentation College Saints. The Saints, powered by the attack of Macy Toelle and Allison Cox, outlasted the Blue Hawks getting a 73-63 victory.
The Presentation duo of Toelle accounted for 59 of the Saint's points, Toelle leading all scoreres with 32.
Not only did the Blue Hawks have difficulty keeping in check Saints' offensive attack, they also struggled grabbing rebounds. The Blue Hawks gave up 21 offensive rebounds to the saints, as a whole the Blue Hawks were out rebounded by 11.
The Blue Hawks trailed into the second half 32-35, but a late charge fueled by the three-point shooting and strong defense cut the deficit. The Blue Hawks were able to win the third quarter 23-16, taking the tied game into the final period.
In the fourth, the Blue Hawks strung together four straight turnovers, 21 over the course of the game, was too much to overcome.
Toelle for the saints led all players with rebounds, having 11. Lacey Waid led the Blue Hawks in that category with 7.
A Look Ahead: The Blue Hawks take a brief 12-day break from competition. On December 29-30 they travel to Billings, Mont. to take on a pair of Frontier Conference opponents, Rocky Mountain College and Montana Western.