CENTRAL, S.C. – The Spring Hill College women's basketball team took its first conference loss of the season with a 64-58 decision at Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday evening.
The Badgers saw a six-point lead evaporate just before halftime as the Warriors knotted the game at 24-24 going into the intermission. SWU then took a quick five-point advantage in the second half and never trailed in the final period.
Spring Hill was led by junior guard Kristin Rogers of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., with 13 points while junior guard LaSheena Nation of Hanceville, Ala., put 12 points in the buckets. Junior center April Bradford of Pensacola, Fla., hauled down 10 rebounds for SHC.
The Badgers knocked down 37.1% (23-62) of their total shots and remained hot from the outside by making nine of their 21 (42.9%) attempts from outside the arc.
For the Warriors, Ashley Cooper scorched the nets for 31 points to go with 12 rebounds while Shandrice Erby added 11 more points to the SWU totals.
SWU shot 32.4% (24-74) and made three of their 15 (20%) attempts from three-point land. The Warriors also out-rebounded SHC 44-41.
The Badgers continued to struggle with turnovers by giving the ball away 27 times in the face of 12 SWU steals while the Warriors gave up the ball just 12 times versus seven Badger steals.
Spring Hill (2-2, 1-1) will continue their current road swing with a non-conference match at Concordia College-Selma on Tuesday at 5 p.m.