SCC Sports Information
The St. Catharine College men and women found out how it looks to play conference basketball on the road. And when they finished their first away date Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands, they didn’t like what they saw.
Against the sixth ranked men’s team, St. Catharine dropped a 77-46 decision. The Cumberlands women, ranked 12th, defeated the Lady Patriots 79-49. The loss dropped J.T. Burtons team to 0-2 in the conference and 4-14 overall. The St. Catharine women are 1-1 and 11-9.
In the opening game Danielle Brown, a freshman from LaRue County, had a career game with 33 points and 10 rebounds. The 5-11 center made 12 of 19 field goal attempts and was 9-10 from the foul line.
But Brown didn’t get much support from the other Patriots. Courtney Milam was the next leading scorer with nine points. Erin Rogers, one of the top scorers in the nation, had four points on 2-7 shooting from the field.
The Patriots shot 39 percent for the game while Cumberlands was 50 percent from the field and 9-16 from 3-point range.
Just like the women, the St. Catharine men faced a 23 point halftime deficit and never recovered in their 79-49 defeat. Brandon Johnson was the only patriot in double figures with 17 points. Cumberlands held St. Catharine to 31 percent shooting from the field while they shot 50 percent.
The home team also enjoyed a 46-28 advantage on the boards. Thomas Malone led St. Catharine with six rebounds.
The next conference doubleheader will be Saturday when the teams travel to Pikeville. The women’s game starts at 2 p.m. followed by the men at 4 p.m.