LEBANON — Different day, same result for the McKendree University women's basketball team.
Quincy went on a 20-4 run during a 6-minute, 26-second stretch in the second half Saturday and pulled away for a 75-56 victory in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game.
McKendree also dropped its league opener 75-56 to Illinois Springfield on Thursday.
"Flat-out, we got outrebounded throughout the game," said McKendree sophomore guard Caty Ponce, of Edwardsville, who led the Bearcats with 18 points. "They got a couple of quick baskets in transition on us and we just got our heads down.
"Leann (Voss) fouled out and Shelby (Woelful) got hurt, but we have to work through those things and work as a team and find a way to push through."
McKendree (5-5 overall, 0-2 GLVC) was outrebounded 57-32, with 5-foot-8 Quincy junior Lucy Cramsey doing most of the damage.
Cramsey had a career-high 18 rebounds and was one of four players scoring in double figures with 17 points. Sophomore Kelly Buresh had 15 points and eight rebounds, 6-4 junior Hannah Weedman had 13 points and freshman Carly Beebe had 10 off the bench.
"(Cramsey) was all over the glass, which is good," Quincy coach Jeni Garber said. "We've got to have that every night; that's one of our emphasis is the rebounding. And we've got to have the team play. We aren't made of one star or two stars. We're a team, so we've got to have contributions from everyone."
The Bearcats forced 21 turnovers, but shot 29 percent from the field (17-for-59). On Thursday, Illinois Springfield committed 23 turnovers, but McKendree shot 29 percent (19-for-65).
Freshman guard Liz Gilman, coming off a career-high 19 points Thursday, had 11 against Quincy and was the only other McKendree player in double figures.
The Hawks (4-6, 2-0), coming off a huge victory over previously once-beaten Bellarmine on Thursday, shot 41 percent (26-for-63) and improved to 17-3 all-time the Bearcats.
Gilman's 3-pointer and a free throw by freshman Kara Johnson gave McKendree --which trailed 25-19 with 3:40 to play in the first half and 33-32 at the intermission --a 41-39 lead with 14:01 remaining.
But Cramsey's layup began the 20-4 surge that also featured 3-pointers by Beebe and freshman Kara Gerbus.
Junior Felisha Loggins had eight points in the run, including back-to-back baskets that made it 59-45 with 7:15 to play.
"We really can play with these teams; we showed that in the first half," said Ponce, who leads the GLVC in scoring. "For 20 minutes, we played with them. In the end, we just kind of petered out. We have to be confident in what we do and we have to be a lot more physical."
Voss, a senior from Breese and McKendree's best defensive player, fouled out with 10:50 to play and the Bearcats trailing 53-43.
Woelful, a 6-1 senior from Jerseyville, injured her left shoulder in a hard fall to the floor on the defensive end with 5:41 to play. Woelful said she would have the shoulder examined Tuesday, but she doesn't believe the injury is serious.
Woelful led McKendree in rebounding Saturday with 11.
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