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Women's basketball falls 75-60 to No. 5 Washington-St. Louis

Women's basketball falls 75-60 to No. 5 Washington-St. Louis

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The women's basketball team gave No. 5 Washington-St. Louis as much as it could handle as Greenville fell 75-60 on Tuesday night.  Junior Meredith Crosier scored 16 points and led the team with eight rebounds in her first start of the season.

The game was a back and forth affair for over three quarters as Greenville went toe-to-toe with the Bears in a rematch of last season's first round matchup of the NCAA tournament that saw the Bear prevail.

Washington took a 15-4 lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter, and Greenville closed the deficit to 19-15 by the end of the period.

Greenville took a one point lead with four minutes remaining in the second quarter before Washington closed the half with a 40-38 lead.

The Lady Panthers stayed neck-and-neck with Washington as they were tied 52-52 with four minutes to go in the third quarter.

Washington took control of the game by the end of the third quarter and kept Greenville from getting any closer than four points in the final stanza.

Laura Goodnight had 11 points to join Crosier with double figure scoring.

Claire Schmitt passed out six assists.

The Lady Panthers (7-3) host Fontbonne on Saturday at 1 p.m.