Blossoms Fall At Home To Tech, 58-43

Courtesy of
Brian Ramsey

tv_sports 10dbMONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas at Monticello women’s basketball team was limited to a 30 percent shooting performance in a 58-43 loss to Arkansas Tech at home on Thursday.

   The Blossoms (6-17, 2-15 Great American Conference) were held to six made field goals in the first half and seven in the second half with nearly half of their overall field goals coming from three-point range. UAM was 13-for-44 ro0m the field, six of those made shots coming from beyond the arc.

   The first half featured 12 lead changes, including UAM’s final lead of the first half coming on a trey from sophomore Nikki Mullen at the 4:12 mark to put her team up 22-21. ATU’s Caroline Eubanks scored seven consecutive points to close out the half and give the Golden Suns (14-8, 10-6 GAC) a 28-22 lead at the break.

   In the second half, UAM trimmed the lead down town to four points on a layup from sophomore Courtni Gibson at the 13:30 mark, but the Suns responded with a 15-0 run to get up by 19 points with 7:07 remaining in regulation. That rungave ATU the separation it needed to keep the Blossoms from mounting a comeback with the Blossoms get as close as 14 points on two different occasions in the final seven minutes.

   Sophomore Tamia Grady was UAM’s only double-digit scorer with 11 points in 36 minutes off the bench. Sophomore Jordan Goforth and Mullen each added nine points in the loss.

   ATU’s Caroline Eubanks led all scorers with 24 points.

   The Blossoms are on the road for the final time of the regular season this Saturday, Feb. 22 to take on Harding. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Rhodes Field House in Searcy.


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