HUNTINGDON, PA -- La Roche women's basketball's three game win-streak came to an end against one of the the nation's top teams. The Redhawks concluded the 2017 year at #20 Juniata College and fell 84-53. La Roche falls to 5-6 and Juniata improves to 9-0.
The Redhawks shot 34% from the field and hit 6 of 15 three-pointers. They were as good as you could be at the foul line, converting on all nine attempts.
La Roche was held scoreless over the first five minutes as Juniata ran out to an 11-0 lead. Jenna Cole ended the scoreless drought but Juniata added fourteen straight points and a 25-2 lead. The Redhawks scored 6 of the quarters' final 8 points but the Eagles carried a 27-8 lead into the first intermission.
The Redhawks settled down with a solid second quarter. They outscored Juniata 15-14 and shot 50% over the quarter's ten minutes. They also hit 3 of 5 three-pointers including two from Johnson.
The momentum La Roche carried into halftime swung in Juniata's direction to start the second half. The Eagles opened the third quarter on an 11-0 run and built their lead to thirty-three points. The Redhawks hit just two field goals in the quarter.
La Roche again outscored Juniata in the fourth quarter. Farmer went 2 for 2 from distance and the Redhawks hit 75% from three.
The Redhawks are off next week and will return to action on January 3 against Mt. Aloysius. The matchup will feature two of the AMCC's top teams. The Mounties come into the contest with a 4-0 conference mark and the Redhawks are right behind at 3-1.