Women's College Basketball

College basketball roundup: Second-quarter struggles doom Hawks

Posted: Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 am

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A miserable second quarter offensively doomed the Quincy University women's basketball team to its fourth straight loss.

Bellarmine outscored Quincy 19-8 and never relinquished the lead, holding on for a 64-57 victory Saturday afternoon in Great Lakes Valley Conference play at Knights Hall.

Alexa Low's layup with 53 seconds left in the first quarter tied the game at 15 before the Hawks were outscored 11-3 over the first five minutes of the second quarter. Ella Gobald was the lone QU player to score in that stretch, knocking down a 3-pointer. It was one of only two field goals the Hawks made in the second quarter, going 2 of 10 from the field with eight turnovers.

Quincy (7-17, 3-13 GLVC) went on a 7-0 run to start the second half and make it a two-possession game, but Bellarmine fought right back. The Knights pushed the lead back to 11 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter and were ahead 53-40 heading to the fourth quarter.


Trail Blazers unable to erase deficit

The John Wood Community College women's basketball team struggled to score in the first half Saturday afternoon, falling behind by 13 points at halftime and suffering a 69-55 loss to Parkland in Mid-West Athletic Conference play at the Student Activity Center.

The Cobras (21-4, 4-2 MWAC) led by as many as 17 points in the first half as the Trail Blazers shot just 33.3 percent from the field and 25 percent from 3-point range. Parkland outrebounded JWCC 21-15 in the first half, grabbing six offensive rebounds and scoring seven second-chance points.

JWCC outscored Parkland 19-11 in the third quarter and made it a two-possession game on several occasions, but the Cobras put the game away by holding the Trail Blazers (10-16, 2-4 MWAC) to 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Allison Moore led JWCC with 19 points, while Emily Meinert and Cassie Russo scored 21 points apiece for Parkland.


Wildcats drop second straight game

A 10-game winning streak has been replaced by a two-game skid as the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team shot just 28 percent from the field in the second half of Saturday's 89-75 loss to Evangel in Heart of America Athletic Conference play at the Ashcroft Center.

The Wildcats shot 58 percent from the field in the first half and led 45-41 at halftime. In the second half, however, C-SC allowed 48 points -- the most it has given up in a half this season -- with Evangel owning a 21-4 edge in points off turnovers. The Wildcats committed 19 turnovers, while the Crusaders had just eight.

Evangel also had an 18-6 advantage in second-chance points.

Payton Curley led the Wildcats with 14 points and six assists, while Carly Harper reached double figures for the fourth straight game with 13 points. Jada Summers had 11 points off the bench for C-SC.


Wildcats drop conference game

The Culver-Stockton men's basketball team suffered a 92-86 loss to Evangel in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game.

The Wildcats trailed the entire first half by as much as ten points at one point but were able to capture a 65-64 lead thanks to Thaddeus Newby's 3-pointer at the nine minute mark.

On the following possession, Mekai Ray connected on a three of his own to extend the Wildcats (4-21, 3-18) lead to 68-64.

Evangel (14-12, 10-10) regained the lead at the seven minute mark and did not trail the rest of the game.

Newby led the Wildcats with 28 points while Mason Vires added 19 points.


Trojans mount comeback

The Hannibal-LaGrange men's basketball team overcame a 48-33 halftime deficit to earn an 87-86 win over the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in an American Midwest Conference game.

The Trojans (3-19, 2-16) battled back to within three points before Tracy Sailem found the bottom of the net from behind the arc to tie the game at 59.

HLGU held a one-point lead at the 18 second mark but a pair of free throws from the Eutectics (4-19, 2-15) gave them a 86-85 lead.

With just two seconds remaining, Sailem maneuvered his way into the paint and scored what would be the game-winning basket.

Sailem finished with points to lead the Trojans.