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Efimoff's Double-Double Not Enough as Scarlet Hawks Falls to Dominican Tuesday

(Photo Credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography)
(Photo Credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography)

 CHICAGO, Ill. -- Junior Erin Efimoff recorded her first double-double of the season as she scored a team-high 15 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Illinois Tech suffered a defeat to visiting Dominican, 66-30, Tuesday. The Stars (7-4, 3-3 NACC) built a lead early against the Scarlet Hawks (0-11, 0-7 NACC) and never looked back. 

How It Happened 

  • Amari Stafford hardly missed behind the arc for the Stars as all her points came from that area, scoring 21 points on seven three's.
  • Stafford also added five rebounds, five assists and four steals for Dominican.
  • Dominican outscored Illinois Tech 11-0 after the Scarlet Hawks led 7-5 midway through the first quarter.
  • The Stars took advantage of shooting 48% in the second quarter to 23-8.
  • Illinois Tech came out of the second half, doing a better job on the defensive side of the ball, holding Dominican to eight points and 18% shooting.
  • Dominican started the fourth quarter reversing what happened in the third quarter and found their touch.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Junior Erin Efirmoff scored 15 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.
  • Sophomore Shannon O'Donnell added nine points and grabbed five boards in the loss.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech returns to action next Tuesday, January 8 as the Scarlet Hawks host Marian (Wis.) starting 7:00 p.m.