Vandal women fall in double-overtime

The University of Idaho will limit the capacity of home football games to 5,100 fans in 2020
The University of Idaho will limit the capacity of home football games to 5,100 fans in 2020


The University of Idaho Women’s basketball team (15-9,10-5) dropped to 10-5 in Big Sky Play after a double-overtime loss 70-67 to Northern Arizona (14-11, 11-5) Thursday night in Flagstaff. The Vandals led for just seven minutes in the game but held a five-point lead with less than a minute to go in the game. Idaho fell behind late in the first overtime period but battled back to force another five minutes tied 63-63.

Northern Arizona pulled ahead of the Vandals late in the second overtime to win 70-67. Lizzy Klinker led the Vandals with a career-high 27 points.

Idaho struggled on offense in the first quarter and fell behind 22-13 to NAU after the first ten minutes. Lizzy Klinker was a bright spot early on for the Vandals with nine of the Vandals’ 13 first quarter points.

With 6:27 to go in the second period Idaho trailed Northern Arizona 27-16 before closing the half on an 8-0 run. The Vandals held Northern Arizona without a point in the final 6:27 of the period. Hailey Christopher drained a three-pointer with 39 seconds to go before the half to cut the deficit to three, 27-24.

Idaho and Northern Arizona both found an offensive flow in the third period scoring 18 points each. The Lumberjacks held a three-point lead 45-42 at the end of the third.
Gina Marxen drained a three-pointer at the 4:19 mark to give Idaho a 51-48 lead. The Vandals built a five-point lead over the Lumberjacks following a 10-0 run. Idaho’s defense was key in the fourth quarter, once again holding NAU to six-minute scoring drought.

Idaho led 55-52 with 18 seconds to go in the game. NAU’s Jacey Bailey tied the game 55-55 to force overtime.
With the Vandals down 63-61 in overtime, Lizzy Klinker tied the game with 31 seconds to go following a layup for 25th point of the night to force the second overtime.

Northern Arizona pulled away from Idaho in overtime to win 70-67. Hailey Christopher’s game-tying three at the buzzer fell short for the Vandals.