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Machera Calhoun led the Patriots with 14 points Saturday.Machera Calhoun led the Patriots with 14 points Saturday.

Patriots fall to national power Campbellsville

           “They are just good and we didn’t execute our game plan very well.”

            Such was the assessment of St. Catharine College head coach Lena Bramblett after her Patriots absorbed a 120-64 loss Saturday at Campbellsville University. The Tigers, ranked third nationally, improved to 23-3 overall and clinched their third consecutive Mid-South Conference title as they ran their record to 15-1.

            “I thought Machera (point guard (Machera Calhoun) played well but we really didn’t do much else,” added Bramblett.

            The Tigers bolted to a 22-5 lead in the early minutes of the game and extended the advantage to 57-26 at halftime.  Any hope for a comeback was dashed early in the second half as the Tigers went on a 9-1 run after intermission.

            Calhoun led the patriots with 14 points. Courtney Milam had 13 and Danielle Brown ended with 10 points.

            Campbellsville placed five players in double figures led by All-American Whitney Ballinger who had 25 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers shot 63 percent for the game while holding the Patriots to only 37 percent.

            St. Catharine, now 11-17 overall and 5-10 in the Mid-South Conference, is at home for the final two regular season games. Thursday they host Cumberlands at 6:00 and Saturday Lindsey Wilson visits for a 2:00 game.


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