NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Spring Hill College women's basketball team opened the 2013-14 season with a 105-84 non-conference loss to Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Lady Knights at The Castle on Thursday night.
The Lady Knights (1-1) held a 53-41 lead at the intermission and held on in the second half for the victory.
SHC was paced by the double-double effort of sophomore center Leah Washington with 16 points and 11 rebounds while junior point guard Bethany Collins scored 17 points and freshman guard Amee Smith collected 16 points. Collins also knocked down 10-of-10 from the free throw line.
As a team, the Badgers were 25-of-57 from the field for 43.9% including 31.3% (5-16) from 3-point distance with 42 total rebounds. Turnovers dogged the Badgers all night as SHC committed 33 fumbles.
The Badgers (0-1) will return to New Orleans on Saturday afternoon for a non-conference match with the Xavier University (La.) Gold Nuggets beginning at 4 p.m. in the Convocation Center.