DETROIT, Mich. -- The Purdue University Northwest women's basketball team dropped a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game against host Wayne State, 93-68, at Matthaei Center, Saturday.
Junior Shae Rhonehouse (Fremont, Ind./Fremont) led the way for the Pride as she scored 18 points. Sophomore Danielle Nennig (Wrightstown, Wis./Wrightstown) had 16 points. Sophomore Lanie Allen (East Noble, Ind./East Noble) added 10 points for the Pride to round out the leaders in the setback.
PNW cut it 8-9 early in the first quarter after freshman Brittany Barnard (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo) hit a three-point jumper. Wayne State had the answer as the Warriors led 30-15 after the first quarter.
PNW fought back and scored the first four points of the second period to make it an 11 point game capped off by a layup by sophomore Tayler Vauters (Rockville, Ind./Riverton Parke). The Pride was even with the Warriors in the second quarter 19-19 as Wayne State led 49-34 at the half.
Rhonehouse nailed a three-pointer to make 51-41 Wayne State at the 6:24 mark in the third quarter but that was the closest the Pride got the rest of the game as the Warriors expanded their lead to 68-46 towards the end of the third quarter.
Nennig and Allen hit back-to-back layups to cut it back to a 20 point deficit at the 7:21 left in the game.
PNW returns to action Thursday, February 21 as the Pride host Ferris State at the Fitness and Recreation Center starting at 5 p.m. CT. We encourage everyone to come out as it is Homecoming presented by Purdue Federal Credit Union and hosted by the Purdue Northwest Alumni Community. There are still spots available. For more information visit: https://alumni.pnw.edu/s/1461/calumet/bp17/interior.aspx?sid=1461&gid=1011&pgid=10014&content_id=20042