Finlandia women can’t recover from slow start, lose to Webster

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The middle periods were not comforting as the Finlandia University women’s basketball team (0-8) lost 97-68 to Webster (3-2), Tuesday night at Grant Gymnasium.

“After a really shaky start, we played a very good first quarter,” said head coach John Motherwell. “But really, there were positives from everyone tonight. Finally, we shot our free throws well. We’re capable of doing it every time out. Part of why we scored 68, happy how we scored. I’m proud of this group. They played so hard all game. Even though we would have liked the luxury of depth to get some rest, we don’t have it. And these kids are wired to play hard all the time.”

For Finlandia, Daavettila had 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and shot 9-of-15 from the floor. Nordstrom had 13 points and senior Kelsie Richards had eight points, 11 rebounds, three steals and blocked four shots.

For Webster, Megan Brandt and Kelsey Miller scored 15 points each. 

Finlandia stays on the road, Thursday, taking on Northland College. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. EST.