The Webster University women’s basketball team fell 77-57 to the Washington University (Mo.) Bears on Saturday, Dec. 29 at Grant Gymnasium. WashU was ranked fifth in the nation coming into the game today, while Webster was looking to start up a win streak.
Webster trailed 45-28 at halftime and managed to cut the deficit to 11 points, but the Gorloks eventually fell further and further behind. Senior guard Maggie Zehner netted 13 points to lead Webster on the day. Junior guard Kaliann Rikard accumulated eight 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the Gorloks in those categories. The loss puts Webster at 4-6 on the season, while WashU advances to 9-1.
The Gorloks were coming off a win at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., on Dec. 15. Zehner led Webster with 19 points, and junior guard/forward Courtney Pursley had a team-high 8 rebounds. Rust had defeated the women’s basketball team on Nov. 17 at Grant Gymnasium.
Webster will host Southwestern University (Texas) on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, at 1 p.m. at Grant Gymnasium. Southwestern is currently 7-3 on the season, but the Pirates will play WashU the day before they tussle with the Gorloks.