Women’s Basketball Falls to Mary Washington

The Bobcats women’s basketball team suffered a 75-67 defeat to the Mary Washington Eagles on Thursday, Feb. 8.

With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 6-9 in CAC play and 10-12 overall.

Freshman guard Kayla Wilson opened the game with a 3-pointer giving the Bobcats the early lead. The first quarter was back-and-forth as both teams took control at a point. Trailing by a score of 9-5, sophomore forward Amanda Emory converted a layup and sophomore guard Tori Diggs put away a 3-pointer giving the Bobcats a 10-9 lead. Mary Washington took the lead back, but a fast break from sophomore guard Victoria Yoder cut the lead to 17-14.

Wilson scored the first five points of the second quarter for the Bobcats cutting the Mary Washington lead to 25-23. Mary Washington would then take control of the game as they outscored the Bobcats 16-5 in the final five minutes of the second quarter. The Eagles defense held the Bobcats without a field goal to lead 41-28 going into halftime.

Throughout the third quarter, the Eagles held a double-digits lead. The Bobcats cut the lead to 11 points with a jumper from Wilson and a 3-pointer from Diggs but could not get any closer to the Eagles offense.

The Bobcats final push in the fourth quarter was not enough to secure the lead. The Eagles led by 18 points before the final 2:38. Junior guard Megan Kelly put away three 3-pointers in the final two minutes and senior forward Adjowa Pinkrah put away one of her own. The final push cut the lead to six, but the Eagles put away their final free throws to secure the win.

Junior guard Amber Downey collected a season best 11 rebounds and put away eight points. Six of her rebounds were offensive. Sophomore forward Sydney Stotler scored six points and had four rebounds. Emory had two steals and five rebounds.


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