It took everything, as the Bulldogs were put to the test up until the final buzzer.
As it would take a Double double from Carter to secure a victory, she posted just that with 13 points and 11 boards, nine on the defensive end. Though battling foul trouble early, she commanded the paint and got to the basket. Carter added three blocks and three steals, having imposed her will defensively.
A surprising move from Vic Schaefer, Andra Espinoza-Hunter got the start in place of scoring phenom Rickea Jackson. Espinoza-Hunter made the most of it, as she was an all-round scorer rather than a three point sniper. Espinoza-Hunter recorded 10 points and shot 5-9 from the field.
Veteran guard Jordan Danberry lifted the Bulldogs to their sixteenth win with 16 points and key fourth quarter baskets. Danberry has been the team’s most reliable closer, having made a game changing play when necessary time after time. Look for Schaefer to call her number in the biggest of moments.