EUREKA, Ill. -- The women's basketball team fell short of a second straight appearance in the NCAA national tournament as they were handed an 82-74 loss at Eureka in the SLIAC tournament championship game. Greenville was led in scoring by Claire Schmitt with 16 points.
Eureka took a 23-18 lead after one quarter, and Greenville held a 39-35 halftime advantage.
Eureka regained the lead in the third quarter, and Greenville never again went on top. The teams entered the fourth quarter with Eureka on top by a 54-53 score.
Eureka shot better than Greenville in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, and free throw percentage as the teams were otherwise evenly match.
Schmitt and Taylor Paulin grabbed two steals.
Goodnight and Schmitt were recognized on the all-tournament team.
The Lady Panthers (18-9) finished the season in second place in the SLIAC standings, and they were SLIAC tournament runners up for the first time.