Lion shooting goes cold in home loss to Lubbock Christian - LINK
COMMERCE – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team suffered from a cold shooting night in a 74-39 loss to Lubbock Christian in The Field House on Monday night.
The Lions fall to 1-2 overall on the season, while LCU moves to 3-0 overall on the year.
A&M-Commerce is next in action on Saturday at St. Edward's for a 2 p.m. tipoff.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Melanie Ransom led the Lions with 10 points and seven rebounds. Jenna Price had eight points and seven rebounds.
- The Lady Chaps held A&M-Commerce to 22.4 percent shooting (13-of-58) from the floor and 20.0 percent (4-of-20) from three-point range.
- LCU out-rebounded the Lions 46-29. Both teams had nine offensive rebounds, but the Lady Chaps snagged 37 Lion misses.
- The Lions forced LCU to turn the ball over 19 times.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Lady Chaps jumped out to an early lead thanks to the Lions missing their first 10 shots. The goose egg was finally broken on a Princess Davis jumper in the paint at the 3:19 mark of the first quarter. By that point, the Lions trailed 17-4. The Lions would trail 23-4 at the end of the first frame.
Neither team scored for nearly three minutes into the second quarter, and Ransom's triple at the 7:10 mark cut the lead to 23-7. That would be as close as the hosts would get in the first half, as LCU scored the final eight points of the period to take a 38-12 advantage into the break.
The Lions were limited to a 13.3 percent shooting rate (4-of-30) in the opening half and were outrebounded 27-16.
The Lady Chaps scored the opening five points of the third quarter and Price netted the Lions' first bucket of the period at the 8:54 mark. Ransom scored five points in the quarter to lead the Lions to 16 points in the period, but the Lions were outscored by 12 in the period. LCU's 24 points in the frame were the most in a quarter all night. The Lions trailed 62-23 at the end of the third.
The scores were fairly even in the fourth period with LCU holding a 12-11 edge. The Lions held LCU without a basket in the final 2:50 of the game as London Holland and Alex Nance scored baskets for A&M-Commerce in the final minutes.
Lion shooting improved in the second half, as the home team connected on 32.1 percent (9-of-28) in the period. The Lions had five players record a steal in the second half.
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