January 9, 2009

Panthers fall to hot-handed Tigers, 80-48

Box Score

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The BSC (8-5) women’s basketball team opened up their SCAC weekend with a 80-48 loss to the DePauw University Tigers.  Fredreka Burrell was the Panthers’ leading-scorer with 8 points on the night.

BSC decided to spot the Tigers 7 points before they could get the ball in the net on their side of the court.  The hole proved difficult to work out of, due in large part to the hot shooting of the Tigers.  DePauw went 7-of-11 from three in the half.  That, paired with the Panthers poor shooting, gave DePauw a 39-27 lead going into halftime.

The shooting continued to plague the Panthers through the second half, and the Tiger lead ballooned out to as many as 34.   The Panthers were never able to get any kind of momentum going in their favor.  The Tigers continued to light up the building from three, burying the Panthers deeper and deeper.

#Fredreka Burrell# paced the Panthers on the night with 8 points and 1 rebound.  The Tigers were led by Emily Marshall and Brooke Osborn each with 12 points.  BSC shot 31-percent from the floor, going 18-of-57.  They were 4-of-19 from behind the arc for 21-percent, and 8-of-11 from the line for 73-percent.  The Panthers were outrebounded 45-26 on the night.

The Panthers’ road trip continues Sunday as they travel to Danville, Kentucky to take on the Centre College Colonels in a 2:00 p.m. Central/3:00 p.m. local matchup.