BUFFALO, NY – It was one of the highest scoring quarters of the season for the Ball State women’s basketball team, a 30-point explosion to be exact, in the final 10 minutes of action that helped the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory. 81-59. in Buffalo on Wednesday night in Mid-American Conference action at Alumni Arena.

With the win, Ball State improved its overall record to 14-4 and now has a 4-1 MAC record for its best league start since the 2016-17 season. Buffalo fell to 8-6 on the year and 3-2 in conference play.

It came as no surprise that tonight’s game was a close contest, so close in fact that the game tied at 51 with 9:49 remaining in the contest.

After that, senior graduate Thelma Dis Agustsdóttir He broke the tie with a layup to put Ball State back in the lead for the 10th and final time as the Cardinals broke away, putting together an incredible offensive and defensive display that allowed Ball State to outscore Buffalo, 30-10.

“Our team understood the 40-minute effort we had to play with,” Ball State head coach brady sallee saying. “We got stronger as the game went on and I thought the tougher team won tonight.”

Sallee was right, the Cardinals were on fire in the fourth quarter shooting from full court that included 63 percent (10-16) shooting from the field.

Overall, Ball State outscored Buffalo tonight, outrebounding the Bulls, 35-28. The Cardinals were also able to move the ball well and got 23 points off their bench that BSU has been able to use all season.

For the game, sophomore ally becki she led all players with 23 points and also had 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season. Clephane was the second leading scorer with 20 points and a senior teammate annie rauch chipped in 14 points.

The Ball State women’s basketball team will return to Worthen Arena on Saturday when it hosts Central Michigan at 1 pm ET. The Cardinals will welcome their alumni back for the game and a post-contest dinner.

Fans can purchase game tickets by calling the Stoops Buick/GMC Ticket Center at 888.BSU.TICKET or 765.285.1474 to join the Cardinal Family inside Worthen Arena! Season and group tickets are also on sale now, while single game tickets are also available online at Ticketmaster.com.