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SCC women fall to 3-7 on season

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By SCC Sports Information

Lindsey Wilson College
The SCC Lady Patriots (3-7, 1-3 MSC) concluded an uphill weekend Saturday, falling 90-73 at the hands of conference foe Lindsey Wilson College (12-4, 2-2 MSC).

SCC kept things close in the opening frame of the contest with the outstanding guard play of Machera Calhoun (Fort Myers, Fla.).

In the waning minutes of the first, the Patriots tore off a 15-6 run, sparked by a layup from Brooke Gee (Ashland) on a spectacular assist by Calhoun (one of six on the night).

Calhoun then followed her assist with an opportune rebound that led to a coast-to-coast basket, putting the Patriots within four at 34-30.

The Calhoun-to-Gee connection continued during the ensuing possession, as Gee hammered home a layup from Calhoun to cut the Raiders lead to two.

With the clock winding down, Calhoun attacked the basket but missed, only to have her shot rebounded by Rianne Hofstraat (Netherlands) who would find pay dirt on the put-back to tie the contest.

The exclamation point for the half came in the final ticks as Lexus Edwards (Lexington) blocked a Raider three pointer to seal a 41-38 halftime lead for the Patriots.

The second half, however, was a much different story for the Patriots, connecting on only 28 percent of their shots from the field.

Despite the 90-73 loss, the Patriots were able to out assist the Raiders 16-13 and grabbed 42 rebounds. In addition, the Patriots outshot the Blue Raiders at the line 78 percent to 72 percent, accounting for 11 of their 73 points.

The Patriots will return home to Lourdes Hall Thursday to face the University of the Cumberlands (7-5, 2-1 MSC) at 6 p.m. in Mid-South Conference action.

Cumberland University
After a long Christmas Break, the St. Catharine Lady Patriots (3-6, 1-2 MSC) were ready to hit the hardwood, facing off against the #22 Bulldogs of Cumberland University (7-4, 3-0 MSC).

After a slow start, in which both teams combined for 10 total points in the first five minutes of the contest, the Patriots fell behind by as many as 10 with 15 minutes remaining.

However, under the leadership of Machera Calhoun (Fort Meyers, Fla.) and her 13-point effort, the Patriots were able to claw themselves out of the deficit.

With just under two minutes remaining in the half, the Patriots went on a 9-0 run, capped off by a last-second jumper from Cora Moore (Louisville) to force a 28-28 tie at the break.
With the momentum in their favor, the Patriots came into the second half with high hopes but had them dashed quickly, as the Bulldogs went on an 11-0 run to kick off the half.

With 10 minutes remaining in the contest, Lexus Edwards (Lexington) took matters into her own hands, tallying six unanswered points to bring the Patriots within five, forcing the Bulldogs into a timeout.

However, the Bulldogs scored immediately and never looked back, pulling away by as many as 15 in the final minutes to win 75-62.