Blue Hawks suffer collapse on the road
LA CROSSE, WIS. -- Fouled on a three-point shot midway through the fourth quarter against Viterbo (Wis.), Blue Hawks senior guard Riley Helmick drilled her three attempts from the free-throw line, pushing the Dickinson State women's basketball te...
LA CROSSE, WIS. - Fouled on a three-point shot midway through the fourth quarter against Viterbo (Wis.), Blue Hawks senior guard Riley Helmick drilled her three attempts from the free-throw line, pushing the Dickinson State women’s basketball team to a 57-47 advantage with four minutes and 30 seconds left in the game.
Helmick’s free throws were the last points scored by the Blue Hawks as the V-Hawks closed the contest on a 12-0 surge. Sophomore guard Ambree Schlosser delivered the game-winning bucket on a two-point field goal with two seconds remaining as Viterbo captured a 59-57 victory on Friday, Feb. 1, from the R.W. Beggs Sr. Gymnasium.
Forty-five seconds earlier, Schlosser was also responsible for the game-tying basketl, knotting the score at 57-57 before Dickinson State called a timeout. As the players returned on the floor, the Blue Hawks had three attempts to regain the lead.
After being blocked by on V-Hawks junior forward Alyssa Nilssen on a two-point attempt, Helmick misfired on a shot from long distance. While senior point guard Anna Jofresa saved the possession with an offensive rebound, Dickinson State committed a turnover seconds later.
During their late-game drought, the Blue Hawks committed three turnovers and missed their final six shots from the field, including a desperate 3-pointer by senior guard Lacey Waid as time expired.
On 5-for-10 shooting from the three-point territory, Helmick led all players with 21 points while Waid added 10. Despite not entering the scoring column, Jofresa had a game-high five assists.
Nilssen had a dynamite game for the home team, pouring in 20 points, snatching 15 rebounds and collecting five blocks. Scoring eight of her team’s last 10 points, Schlosser finished with 12.
Viterbo (Wis.) 59, Dickinson State 57DSU (10-15, 3-7 NSAA): Riley Helmick 21, Lacey Waid 10, Danielle Wallace 8, Rojin Karahan 7, Brook Janz 5, Celeste Pantoja 2, Ashlie Larson 2, Caleigh McClenhan 2. V (9-14, 2-8 NSAA): Alyssa Nilssen 20, Ambree Schlosser 12, Payton Curry 6.Halftime: DSU 25, V 24. Total fouls: DSU 14, V 17. Fouled out: DSU: Karahan. 3-point goals: DSU 7-20 (Helmick 5-10), V 5-21 (Curry 2-6). Rebounds: DSU 36 (Karahan 7), V 44 (Nilssen 15). Assists: DSU 14 (Anna Jofresa 5), V 13 (Schlosser 3, Kassi Hofschild 3). Steals: DSU 4 (Waid, Karahan, Larson, Wallace), V (Schlosser, Madessa Collins, Curry, Justyne Burgess). Blocks: DSU 1 (Janz), V 5 (Nilssen 5). Turnovers: DSU 20, V 13.