Oiler Women drop a pair of heartbreakers

Women’s Basketball now 6-4 in GLIAC

By Kevin Schrock

Nothing has come easy for the Findlay Women’s basketball squad in the 2015-16 campaign and last week was no exception. On Thursday the Oilers lost to Ohio Dominican 81-79 on a last second rebound and put-back. The shot was reviewed to confirm that it beat the buzzer. Two days later, on Saturday the team dropped its second straight game. This time the Oilers led with seven seconds to play when Tiffin cashed in a go ahead layup to take the lead for good.

Haley Horstman has been the catalyst on offense all year and despite the heartbreaking results the Oilers endured, she still led the team in scoring both days last week. Against Ohio Dominican the sophomore guard set a career high with 22 points before adding 14 on Saturday in Tiffin.

On Saturday it was a slow start and a bad finish that cost the Oilers. They trailed 20-7 after just one quarter of play. However, the team battled hard the rest of the way to take a 54-49 lead into the final quarter. The Dragons wouldn’t get back on top until the final forty seconds when a pair of free throws found the bottom of the net and the Dragons jumped in front 65-64.

The Oilers were still confident after a Margaret Wuebker jumper rattled in with 27 seconds to play, but with seven seconds the Dragons got their layup and went on to the 69-66 win.

With three home games in a row the Oilers are still in good position to make the tournament. They currently sit fourth in the south and seventh overall in the conference with a 6-4 record in the GLIAC. With plenty of time to improve on that mark the Oilers will focus on taking the rest of the year one game at a time.

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