EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University women's basketball team fell at Michigan State University in an exhibition contest by a score of 90-40. The loss drops the Cardinals to 0-2 for the exhibition season while the #25 ranked Spartans improve to 1-0 in the exhibition portion of their schedule.
The Cardinals trailed 42-20 at halftime. Sophomore Aysha Boston (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance HS) led the Cardinals in scoring with eight points in the first half, including the first six on a pair of three-pointers. Fellow sophomore Cheritee Green (Woyming Park, Mich.) added four points for SVSU. Sophomore Grace Herzog (Linden, Mich./Powers Catholic HS) led all players with five rebounds and three blocked shots in the first 20 minutes of play.
The Cardinals could not overcome the deficit, however, as the Spartans would outscore the Cardinals by a 48-20 count in the second half of play.
Boston earned Meijer "Player of the Game" honors after finishing the contest with 11 points in 24 minutes of action. Green finished with five points while senior Brittany Burkhardt (West Bloomfield, Mich./Walled Lake Central HS) and freshman Kayla Womack (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./Grosse Pointe North HS) each added four. Herzog finished with a team-high eight rebounds and a game-high four blocks.
The Cardinals are back in action on Monday, November 8th, as they travel to the University of Detroit for their third and final exhibition contest of the 2010-11 season. Tip-off for the game is set for 7:00 pm.