CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The UNI women's basketball team only scored nine points in the fourth quarter, but it was just enough to hold off Southern Illinois for a 60-57 win on Friday.
UNI went up 17-9 after the first quarter but gave up 26 points in the second quarter, allowing SIU to take a three-point lead at halftime. But UNI held SIU to nine points in the third quarter to take a six-point lead and the Panthers held on for the win.
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UNI improves to 9-4 overall and 1-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference. SIU falls to 9-5 overall and 1-2 in the MVC.
UNI won despite only shooting 37.5 percent (21-of-56) but held SIU to 32.2 percent (19-of-59) from the field.
Kristina Cavey led UNI with 15 points and Karli Rucker had 14 points and three assists. Rose Simon-Ressler and Bre Gunnels each had six rebounds and Cynthia Wolf had seven points, five reobunds and three blocks.