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Women continue to show resolve

10 Feb , 2012  

The women’s basketball team hit the road last week for two conference games.

Senior guard Ayla Young (20) looks to find an open teammate cutting to the basket against Georgetown College Tigers on Nov. 21. The Cavs fell to the Tigers 67-53. Young had five points in the game. Photo by Jordan Fifer | The Highland Cavalier

Senior guard Ayla Young (20) looks to find an open teammate cutting to the basket against Georgetown College Tigers on Nov. 21. The Cavs fell to the Tigers 67-53. Young had five points in the game. Photo by Jordan Fifer | The Highland Cavalier

On Feb. 2 they traveled to Portsmouth, Ohio to take on the No. 11 Shawnee State Bears.

The Bears wasted no time getting started, jumping out to a 9-0 lead early in the game and holding the Cavs scoreless until the 15:20 mark.

Though the Cavs brought in seven points trying to even the score, the Bears answered right back with a run of their own to make the score 17-7 with 10:52 left in the first half.

The Bears used 44 percent shooting and key 3-pointers by sophomore guard Alannah Sheets to go into halftime with the score 37-13. Sheets led the Bears with 13 points at halftime and junior guard Charlotte Reasor led the Cavs with three points.

Shawnee came to the second half with hot hands and kept firing on all cylinders.

With the score 45-19, the Cavs went on another run to pull within 20 points, the smallest deficit since late in the first half, but the Bears held on to take a 76-42 win.

Sheets led all scorers with 20 points and Cavs senior forward Kristen Mullins scored 12 second-half points, leading her team with 14 total.

Shawnee State shot a blistering 46 percent from the field and held the Cavs to just 17 percent shooting.

The Cavs traveled to face the No. 18  Georgetown College Tigers on Feb. 4.

The game was a fast-paced thriller, going back and forth early.

The Cavs jumped out to a 19-18 lead midway through the first half, and with  4:41 left in the half, the Cavs took their biggest lead of the game at 33-29.

The Tigers then went on a scoring rampage to regain the lead,  outscoring the Cavs 16-7 during the run, to take a 47-43 lead at halftime.

Early in the second half, the Cavs were able to cut the Tigers’ lead to one point, but the Tigers put together a 9-0 run, to take a 10 point lead.

The Cavs tried to bridge the gap several times, but couldn’t get over the hump.

The Tigers closed the game taking a 96-85 win over the Cavs.

Mullins, who was a big shooter all night, finished with a season-high 29 points, while grabbing six rebounds.

Sophomore guard Andrea Howard led the Tigers with 33 points.

With these two losses, the women fall to 5-19 on the year and 1-12 in conference play.

The Cavs will play at Campbellsville University tomorrow, and the game has a 2 p.m. tipoff.

The team will also sponsor Play 4 Kay, a cancer fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Feb. 16 during their home game against West Virginia Tech.


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