LISLE, Ill. - The Rockford University women's basketball team (2-18, 2-14 NACC) played its second road game in less than 24 hours on Saturday, when the Regents squared off against the Benedictine University Eagles (17-4, 13-3 NACC). Unfortunately, it was a difficult game for Regents, as they never led and fell by a final score of 110-41.
- Katlyn Fiorucci (Machesney Park, Ill.) and Lexi Rangel (Prophetstown, Ill.) kept the Regents in the game early on in the first quarter. Rangel scored Rockford's first bucket of the game, forcing a turnover and then taking the ball to basket for a layup, to make it 3-2. Fiorucci then scored the Regents' next four points, the first two at the free throw line and the other on a layup, to keep her team within striking distance at 12-6.
- Unfortunately, Benedictine promptly went on an 11-0 run, to take a 23-6 lead and seize control of the game.
- The Eagles continued to build upon their lead for the remainder of the half and took a 56-20 advantage into the break.
- Unfortunately, Rockford was unable to get any closer in the second half and fell by a final score of 110-41.
- Sammi Russell (Winnebago, Ill.) played very well for Rockford off the bench. Russell led the Regents with 14 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
- Lexi Rangel added 8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals.
The RU women's basketball team returns home on Tuesday, February 5 against Concordia University Chicago. Tip-off is set for 7 PM in the Seaver Center.