Colonels fall 66-60 to #5 Thomas More in women's hoops
The Centre College women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought contest 66-60 to No. 5 Thomas More College in a non-conference match-up Thursday, Dec. 30 in Crestview Hills, Ky.
The loss drops the Colonels overall record to 7-4, while the Saints remain undefeated and move to 10-0 on the year.
Thomas More jumped out to a big lead early scoring the first 11 points of the game. The lead grew to as many as 14 in the opening period, but trailing 26-12 at the 8:46 mark, Centre made a run.
The Colonels out-scored the Saints 12-2over the next 3:15 to cut the deficit to 28-24, before ending the half trailing by five at 36-31.
Centre closed the lead to two points at the 13:57 mark of the second half, but an 11-0 run pushed the lead back to double digits at 53-40 with 9:18 to play.
Again, the Colonels chipped away, cutting the lead to four points (62-58) with 1:04 left in the game, but were unable to get any closer as the game ended in a six point loss.
Centre shot 32.8% (22-67) from the floor, while Thomas More finished at 43.8% (21-48), after shooting 53.8% (14-26) in the first half.
Junior guard Maggie Prewitt (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) had another big game with 19 points and seven rebounds to lead the Colonels. Senior guard Amanda Stovall (Louisville, Ky.) posted 14 points, three assists and two steals.
Chelsea Tolliver led Thomas More with 16 points, four assists and three rebounds. Nicole Dickman notched a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Jill Brunsman added 14 points off the bench.
Centre will next travel to Greencastle, Ind. for a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) game against DePauw University Sunday, Jan. 2. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m.