Dec. 6, 2007
The American University women's basketball team's three-game winning streak came to an end Thursday night, as the Eagles dropped an 80-65 decision to Morgan State. Liz Leer had a career night for AU but the freshman's efforts were not enough to slow the Lady Bears in the second half.
American (5-4) counteracted an 8-0 run by MSU (4-2) to open the game with a 15-2 run or their own. Leer powered the run with eight of her team-high 11 first-half points. For the third game in a row, AU shot 50 percent or better (50.0 %) from the field in the first half and took an eight point lead into the break.
MSU chipped away at the Eagles lead in the second half and took the lead at the midway point, 57-55. The Lady Bears extended that lead to 11 points, 66-55, to cap off an 18-0 run. American was not able to overcome the deficit.
Liz Hayes scored a game-high 19 points in the losing effort with 15 coming from behind the arc, dished out four assists and tallied four rebounds. Leer recorded a new career-high with 18 points on eight of nine shooting, breaking her previous mark of 10. Leer also tied a career-high with a team-leading seven rebounds and set a new mark with three assists. Michelle Kirk scored seven points, all in the first half, setting a new career-high as well. American's three-game winning streak and three-game home win streak each came to an end Thursday.
Four Lady Bears scored in double-figures led by Corin Adams who scored 16. Brittany Dodson, Theresa Davis and Britney Griffin each scored 10.
The Eagles will return to the floor of Bender Arena this Sunday, Dec. 9, when they host the Fordham Rams. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. To purchase tickets to Sunday's game, contact the AU Ticket Office at 202-885-TIXX, or click here.