The Spring Hill College women's basketball team fell to the Faulkner University Lady Eagles by a score of 67-57 in a Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Eagles (5-9, 3-3 SSAC East) turned an early 6-2 deficit just two minutes in the game into a 17-7 advantage with 11 minutes left on the 1st half clock. The Badgers then rallied to slice it down to a 24-22 Eagle lead at 2:58 only to see Faulkner score the next eight points and take a 32-22 cushion into halftime.
Faulkner maintained a double-digit lead throughout the 2nd half and only saw the lead slip inside single digits twice when SHC cut it to 47-40 at 11:28 off an Armanee' Broussard 3-point bucket and again at 2:53 when senior guard Tempey Hamilton made it a 63-55 game with two successful free throws.
Hamilton led the Badgers with 13 points as Spring Hill shot 30.6% (19-62) overall and 20.8% (5-24) from 3-point distance. The Badgers turned the ball over 17 times against four steals by Faulkner.
The Lady Eagles were paced by Shatavia Farris with 14 points and Christina Hayes with 13 points. Faulkner shot 43.6% (24-55) from the field including 31.6% (6-19) from long distance while suffering 22 turnovers versus 13 SHC steals. Faulkner also took the edge under the boards by a 43 to 34 margin in rebounding.
The Badgers (4-10, 1-5 SSAC West) will next host the University of Mobile Lady Rams (11-3, 5-1 SSAC West) at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.