Jan. 30, 2008 - The Truman women's basketball team dropped its fifth straight road decision dating back to nonconference play with a 77-63 loss at Central Missouri Wednesday night. The Bulldogs fell behind by 20 at the break and turned the ball over 21 times for the game as the squad moved to 13-5 (5-4 MIAA) on the season.
The Bulldogs kept the score close at 10-7 through the first four minutes of the ball game before the Jennies (7-11, 2-7 MIAA) rattled off a 12-0 run to jump ahead by 15 points only moments later. UCM senior guard Lindsey Maple scored 15 of her 17 points and hit four three-pointers in the first 20 minutes to propel the Jennies to a 44-24 advantage at the break.
Senior guard Julia Montebello had a team-high 15 points for the Bulldogs and was a perfect six-for-six from the field, while sophomore guard Julie Guinn added 10. Reigning MIAA Player of the Week Georgia Mueller was held in check, as she scored fewer than 10 for the first time all season by finishing with nine points and five rebounds.
While both squads shot just under 45% for the game, the -10 turnover margin proved to be the dagger for the Bulldogs, as the Jennies were able to convert Truman's 21 turnovers into 26 points, whereas the purple and white could only muster five points off 11 UCM miscues.
Truman will look to garner its first MIAA road victory of the season as the second half of the conference slate begins with a trip to Missouri Southern on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs took a 68-55 decision in Kirksville on Jan. 2 in the conference opener for both schools.