Falcons drop season opener on the road at WingatePublished 12:00am Monday, November 12, 2012
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WINGATE, N.C. – The University of Montevallo women’s basketball team dropped its season opener Nov. 10 on the road at Wingate University, 69-58.
Junior Alexsis Brown led the Falcons (0-1) with 16 points in her first game in a Montevallo uniform. Brown finished 4-of-9 from beyond the arc.
The Falcons shot 54 percent from 3-point range in the season opener, but finished the game shooting just 34 percent from the floor. Montevallo was outrebounded 43-39 against Wingate.
Wingate jumped out to a double-digit lead in the opening half before the Falcons cut into the deficit early in the second half. Montevallo cut the deficit to just 34-30 with 16:42 remaining in the game following a 3-pointer by Moore-Smith.
The Falcons trimmed the deficit to three points on two separate occasions midway through the second half, the last time on a 3-pointer by Brown with 12:24 remaining, and kept the margin within a two-possession game before a basket by Wingate with 2:41 remaining gave the home team a little breathing room down the stretch.
Montevallo completes its season-opening road trip Nov. 10 with a neutral-site game against non-conference opponent Newberry College on the campus of Wingate University. The Falcons host UAH in their home opener Nov. 14 at BankTrust Arena.
Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.