Basketball (W)

Patriot Women Fall in MSC Opener

Box Score

Georgetown, Ky. – The Patriot women’s basketball team (2-5, 0-1 MSC) opened up Mid-South Conference play last night when they traveled to Georgetown, Kentucky. The Patriots came up short against the Tigers (3-3, 1-0 MSC) falling 74-62.

The duo of Cora Moore (Louisville, Ky.) and Miranda Wilson (Corbin, Ky.) led the Patriots in scoring. They each tallied 16 points in the loss. The Patriots didn’t help their cause as they turned the ball over 22 times. The Tigers on the other hand turned it over 15 times.

After the game was tied up at two apiece in the first quarter, the Tigers went on a 10-0 run to take a 12-2 lead. The Patriots never got the lead lower than seven as they trailed 20-9 after one period of play.

The second quarter was a much more even contest as both teams posted 18 points in the 10-minute period. The two teams traded baskets throughout the quarter, but the Patriots couldn’t make up any ground as they trailed 38-27 heading into the locker room.

In the third quarter the Patriots came out firing. The lead continued to remain at 11, but St. Catharine hit back-to-back 3’s by Cora Moore and Kayla Wilson (Corbin, Ky.) to cut the lead to five. The lead quickly grew back to double-digits after the Tigers closed the quarter on a 14-6 run to take a 56-43 lead heading into the final frame.

In the final 10 minutes, the Patriots cut the lead down to eight after a three-point play by Moore, but just like the third quarter the Tigers responded. They lead by as many as 15 in the final four minutes.

St. Catharine won the rebounding battle 36-33, but struggled to stop the Tigers’ offense. Georgetown shot 48 percent from the field, whereas the Patriots shot 42 percent. The big difference was the charity strip where the Patriots shot just 47 percent and the Tigers shot 80 percent.

St. Catharine will return to action this Saturday when they travel to Portsmouth, Ohio to take on Shawnee State University at 2 p.m. ET.
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