Falcons fall to Faulkner in non-conference gamePublished 12:24am Wednesday, November 28, 2012
FROM STAFF REPORTS
MONTEVALLO – Despite a strong second-half run, the University of Montevallo women’s basketball team fell to Faulkner University 73-65 in a non-conference game Nov. 27 at BankTrust Arena.
The Falcons erased a 19-point deficit early in the second half and temporarily took a one-point lead before Faulkner took over down the stretch.
Junior Alexsis Brown led the Falcons (2-4) with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc.
Senior Carolyn Taite, who grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, and sophomore Taylor Beverly added 12 points each. Taite finished 8-of-11 from the charity stripe, while Beverly shot 5-of-10 from the floor.
Bonner’s layup less than two minutes into the game gave the Falcons their only lead in the first half at 4-2.
Faulkner used a 16-0 run late in the first half to take a 29-12 lead following a jumper by M.C. Bell with 7:58 left in the opening half. Faulkner led by 18 points, 44-26, heading into the locker room at halftime.
Brittany Carter knocked down a jumper to give Faulkner a 46-27 lead before the Falcons used a 25-5 run to take a 52-51 lead following a 3-pointer by Brown with 10:56 left in the game.
However, Faulkner responded with a 12-1 run to push its lead back to double digits with just more than six minutes remaining in the game. Montevallo cut the deficit to 67-61 with 1:40 left in the game following a free throw by Bonner, but the Falcons couldn’t cut it to a one-possession game down the stretch.
Montevallo returns to action Dec. 1 with a home game against non-conference opponent Stillman College. Tip off is set for 1:30 p.m. at BankTrust Arena.