Ball State women’s basketball is now one game back in the Mid-American Conference West standings after beating Western Michigan.
Ball State falls in second round of WNIT
Ball State women's basketball (22-10, 13-5 Mid-American Conference) lost to the University of Saint Louis (26-7, 13-3 Atlantic 10) 59-55, in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.
The Cardinals were outscored in the paint 26-8 and were out-rebounded 48-38.
Sophomore forward Moriah Monaco led the Cardinals with 21 points scored, making five of six 3-point attempts.
Senior guard Nathalie Fontaine scored 14 points but hit five of 14 shots from the floor. She also led Ball State with nine rebounds.
Overall, the Cardinals were 16-54 from the floor. Their 29.6 percent shooting percentage was well below their season rate of 42.3 percent entering the game.
Saint Louis sophomore guard Jackie Kemph led both teams with 26 points.
Fontaine set the Ball State single-season scoring record with 660 points. She finishes her career as Ball State's all-time leading scorer with 2,166 points and is third all-time with 985 rebounds.