West Florida drops second straight game to a GSC West Team

first_imgWest Florida drops second straight game to a GSC West Team Share Nov. 24, 2007 Box Score  RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The West Florida women traveled to Arkansas for two games this weekend in a holiday tournament, and spent both games trying to catch up the entire game. After making a great comeback against Arkansas Tech on Friday night to force overtime, the Argonauts nearly did the same in Saturday’s loss to Ouachita Baptist. Down as much as 16 points early in the second half, West Florida battled back to get within two points with 59 seconds to play, but Ouachita Baptist hit five free throws to seal the 71-64 win.West Florida started the contest by hitting their first three baskets, but then went 14 straight possessions without a basket, and fell behind 22-7. For the rest of the night they played catch up. Amy Drake hit a three pointer to start the scoring, followed by a jumper by Tara Russ, and then a layup by Drake put the Argos up 7-5. Then the major slump, in which Ouachita Baptist scored 17 straight points to go up 22-7. The Argos closed the gap to 32-28 on a three pointer from Chelsea Patterson with 1:16 left in the first half. However, the Lady Tigers scored the final four points of the half to lead 36-28 at intermission.Ouachita Baptist scored the first four points of the second half to push the lead to 40-28. Midway thru the second half, the Argos scored seven straight points and after a three pointer by Laura Davis, they trailed only 45-41. Ouachita Baptist would extend the lead again to 13 points, 60-47 with 6:14 remaining, on the strength of Gabby Coleman. Coleman would score 26 points to lead everyone in the game.The Argonauts would fight back again, and scored 10 straight points to close to within two points on a driving layup by Davis, and two three pointers from Patterson. With the score 66-64 with one minute to play, the Argonauts ran out of gas, and the Tigers hit five Free Throws to finish the game.The Argonauts fall to 2-3 on the season, while Ouachita Baptist improved to 1-3 on the season. Russ had a strong game with 17 rebounds, two blocks, and two steals, to go along with her 12 points. Patterson led West Florida with 17 points, while Drake added 13 points and nine assists. Dominique Boykins added eight points and six rebounds, as the Argonauts out-rebounded the Tigers 40-36. Meanwhile, Renee Polk came off the bench to score seven points to help the Argonauts battle back in the second half.West Florida returns home to play Albany State Tuesday night at 5:30 pm, as part of a doubleheader with the men’s team. The men’s team takes on William Carey College at 7:30 pm. Both games take place in the UWF Fieldhouse. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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