Vandal Women Cruise Over Southern Utah
MOSCOW, Idaho — Three Vandals recorded double-doubles en route to Idaho’s ninth consecutive win over Southern Utah on Thursday. Geraldine McCorkell , Mikayla Ferenz and Natalie Klinker led Idaho’s efforts in the 74-51 win.
McCorkell led all players with 25 points on the night. She picked up her second double-double of the season, adding 10 boards to her totals. Klinker picked up her first career double-double. She closed the night strong with 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Ferenz rounded trio, falling three assists shy of a triple-double. She finished up with 11 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
How It Happened
Idaho (7-10, 3-3) trailed early in the contest, following a 6-0 start to the quarter by the Thunderbirds. Allison Kirby and Geraldine McCorkell hit back-to-back 3’s to tie the game. McCorkell’s second 3 of the quarter put the Vandals up 13-11 at the 4:48 mark. Idaho closed the final five minutes of the period 5-for-8 from the field, finishing the quarter shooting 61.5 percent.
Idaho’s hot hand continued at the start of the second, opening the quarter 4-for-6 from the field. The Vandals scored the first 13 points in the quarter, getting out to a 34-13 lead. McCorkell ended the first half with 16 points, shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the field and 4-for-4 from long range.
The Vandals opened the second half on a 10-0 run to increase their lead to 22 points. The Thunderbirds pressured Idaho in the third quarter, shifting into a full-court press. The defensive switched forced Idaho into 15 second-half turnovers. The T-Birds closed the gap to 14 points in the third quarter, but Idaho quickly got back shot 46.2 percent (6-13) in the final quarter on its way to the 23-point victory.