Rockford, Ill. — The Creighton women’s basketball season came to a close on Saturday, March 20 as the Bluejays fell to Northern Iowa 64-63 in the Second Round of the WNIT.
The loss closed the 2020-21 season for Creighton with a record of 10-12, while the Panthers advanced to the Rockford final against either Saint Louis or UW-Milwaukee with a 16-12 mark on Monday, March 22.
Trailing for most of the final quarter, Creighton closed the game with a flourish. Down 60-56 with 1:24 showing on the clock. Following a timeout from head coach Jim Flanery, freshman Jayme Horan knocked down a critical trey from the corner to make it a one-point game (60-59) with 1:02 remaining.
Northern Iowa’s Megan Maahs pushed the Panther lead to 62-59 with a pair of free throws, but consecutive driving layups from senior Tatum Rembao put the Bluejays in front 63-62 with 9.7 seconds remaining.
Northern Iowa used its last timeout and delivered the game-winner as Emerson Green sank a shot in the paint for the win.
Temi Carda led Creighton with 19 points, while Rembao and Carly Bachelor finished with 14 and 11 points respectively.
Northern Iowa got a game-high 20 points from Megan Maahs and 13 from Karli Rucker.