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Bearcats Women Get Back on Track, Defeat Wichita State 75-69

Snap Three Game Losing Streak

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The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball snapped a three game losing streak this evening, pulling out a 75-69 road victory over the Wichita State Shockers.

Cincinnati opened up a nine point lead after the first quarter, 24-15. The Shockers cut the lead to 42-36 at the half and fought their way into the lead on several occasions during the third and fourth quarter.

Wichita State held a 69-68 advantage with less than 90 second remaining, but a pair of free throws by Bearcats freshman forward Iimar’i Thomas and a three-pointer by senior guard Ana Owens helped Cincinnati take the lead and finish off the Shockers.

Junior guard Nikira Goings led the way for Cincinnati with 26 points, hoisting up 5 successful three-pointers in a career night. Iimar’i Thomas contributed 14 points.

Senior forward Rangie Bessard pumped in a team high 24 points in defeat for the Shockers.

Cincinnati improved to 14-10 with the win and 6-5 in the American, earning sole possession of fifth place. Wichita State fell to 10-15 overall and 5-6 in the conference.

The Bearcats return to action on Saturday at 1 PM against the Tulane Green Wave home at St. Ursula Academy.

Head back to Down the Drive for full coverage of the game.