Decker, Lady Shockers unable to stop Purple Aces

Sports Editor

For the second time in her Lady Shocker basketball career, red shirt freshman Alie Decker was announced as the one of three starting guards in the team’s lineup for the contest against Evansville tonight.

While Decker is known for her three-point shooting abilities, it wasn’t enough for the Shockers to pull off the win over the Purple Aces as the team lost 63-54.

The freshman guard capped the game as the highest scorer for the Lady Shockers at 16 points but Purple Aces’s Dickey was unstoppable inside and out finishing the game off with 22 points.

Statistically, the Shockers were all over the board by out rebounding and stealing their opponent but with a tough bench play, the Aces were able to overcome the Shockers usual dominate force.

Losing junior guard Jamillah Bonner and senior center Michelle Price, due to foul trouble, put a damper on the Shockers offense and defense. Price and Bonner left the game with contributing only ten points to the board.

The team will try to regain their winning composure as they play Southern Illinois on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. before ending the regular season on March 9 against Missouri State at Charles Koch Arena.