Women’s basketball goes 2-1 in tournament

Sports Editor

Wichita State (4-2) defeated the Clemson Tigers (3-4) Saturday afternoon 63-48 in the final day of the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands.

After losing the first game of the Paradise Jam to Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday, WSU rallied to beat Ohio State on Friday and Clemson on Saturday.

The Shockers capitalized off of 18 Clemson turnovers, scoring 20 points.

The Shockers scored the first eight points of the game and never saw a tie or lead change from the opening tip. Wichita State controlled the game from beginning to end.

Four Shockers scored in the double digits during the game. Alie Decker and Michaela Dapprich led the team with 14 points each, Jamillah Bonner scored 13 and Kelsey Jacobs added 10.

Wichita State held the Tigers to a 40.4 field goal percentage and only allowed them to hit 2-12 from three-point range.

Senior Alex Harden made the All-Tournament Team and averaged 10 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1 block per game.

The women’s basketball team’s next game is at 12:05 p.m. Friday against Arkansas Pine Bluff at Charles Koch Arena.

Key note: In Wichita State’s 70-55 win over Ohio State, the Shockers attempted zero free throws.