DETROIT, Mich. -- Playing without two of their top three scorers in the season's second half, the Mustangs found Wednesday's (Feb. 6) home conference tilt to be a difficult challenge against Indiana Tech. Trailing 39-20 at the half, the Mustangs hung tough in the second stanza before falling to the Warriors, 74-44.
Over the first twenty minutes, the visiting Warriors (12-15, 10-9 WHAC) used their decided height advantage to pound the paint. Giving up considerable size, the Mustangs (1-24, 0-19 WHAC) would give up 26 points in the paint to their 14 in the first half.
The scoring down low was assisted by a 33-19 rebound margin in the first half. The 14-rebound edge helped the Warriors to 16 second chance points to put the Mustangs down 19 at the break.
Second half action saw the Mustangs hang tough once again before faltering down the stretch in the 30-point conference setback.
The Mustangs were paced by Ciara Moore (Detroit, Mich./Northwestern) with game-high tying 20 points.
Indiana Tech had four reach double figures with Ulyssia Richmond leading the way mirroring Moore's 20 points.
The Mustangs will hit the road for the final time in the 2012-13 season Saturday (Feb. 9) when they cross the Ohio line to take on Lourdes University. Tip time is slated for 1:00 p.m.