Pacers edge Falcons

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The University of Montevallo women’s basketball team suffered another heartbreaking loss Jan. 26, this time at the hands of No. 15 USC Aiken.

The Falcons (7-10 overall, 2-6 in Peach Belt Conference) were led by junior Teanna Boxley, who scored 13 points. Senior Shavonne Seymore added 11 points, while freshman Taylor Beverly chipped in eight points and a team-high six rebounds.

The Falcons out-shot the Pacers 40.4 percent to 32.8 percent from the field but lost the rebounding battle 43-33 and the turnover battle 14-8. UM hot 70.0 percent from the free throw line while USCA hit just 37.5 percent from the charity stripe.

USCA opened the game on a 9-2 run but the Falcons quickly cut the lead to just one-point with 11:32 left in the first period. Just under a minute later the Pacers began a 12-2 run to take a 24-14 lead with 4:09 remaining. UM made a slight comeback as the Falcons entered halftime down 31-23.

USCA held the Falcons at bay for the opening minutes of the second half but with 11:49 left to play UM went on a 9-1 run to cut the lead to just two with 8:23 left to play. UM eventually took the lead at the 6:27 mark as junior Trena Moore-Smith hit an old-fashion three-point play with a jumper and free throw. The Pacers then ended the game with a 8-2 run to take the 52-47 victory.

The Falcons will return to action Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. as they host Peach Belt Conference rival Augusta State University.