PARIS – (Aug. 29) – Seattle University women’s basketball toured Paris and concluded its competitions on its European visit. The Redhawks will spend one more day in France before returning to Seattle on Thursday.
On Tuesday, SU took a bus tour of several historic landmarks in Paris. It visited the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and Napoleon’s Tomb. The team also drove by the Louvre and down the Champs-Elysees.
Seattle U headed out of the city for its last game of the week. After a detour on the way to the game, the Redhawks arrived just before Sceaux’s 7 p.m. local tip-off. Following a brief warm-up, the contest got underway.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both sides taking control at various points. The Redhawks held an 18-17 edge through a quarter. In the second, Sceaux went ahead, going into halftime with a 39-33 lead.
Seattle U got going in the third period, taking the lead midway through. The hosts reclaimed their margin, though, and ended the frame with a 61-54 difference. After Sceaux stretched its lead, the Redhawks worked to rally, with Ashlyn Lewey leading the way. She made three treys in the second half and SU fought back to a four-point deficit. The home side made two late free throws, however, clinching the outcome at 80-74.
“With these 10 practices and three games, we’re so far ahead of where we were last year” said Coach Suzy Barcomb. “I think we, as coaches, learned a lot about the team, but moreso, I hope the team has learned some about themselves.”
Seattle U wraps its tour with a 1-2 record in Europe.