Darton women lose a close one to CFCC

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

The Darton women's basketball team lost, 66-62, against Central Florida Community College on Sunday at Cavalier Arena.

Ashley Holt led Darton (6-6) wtih 18 points, followed by ex-Monroe star Dominique Gilbert (17 points, nine rebounds, four blocks) and ex-Early County star Marah Wright with 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

The Lady Cavaliers trailed, 33-26, at halftime.

"We were just a few points away," Lady Cavs coach Laura Blackwell said. "We were in the game and able to compete with them, but we didn't get some easy baskets to fall for us. We are playing some good Florida teams and that's good competition. However, there a are a couple of games we want to win. It's time for the team to grow up and take care of business."

VSU 56, ASU 38: Former Randolph-Clay star Brittany Daniels scored 10 points as the Lady Blazers dominated inside after halftime.

"Valdosta State is extremely strong on the inside," Lady Rams coach Robert Skinner said. "We were very vulnerable on the inside. We had 21 turnovers and a low shooting percentage. You just can't win doing that."

Nafeesha Frost was the lone Lady Ram in double figures with 11 points.

UNA 77, GSW 59: A career-high 24 points from Brittany Reynolds was not enough for Georgia Southwestern against North Alabama.

It was a tale of two halves for GSW shooters. The Lady 'Canes finished the first half hitting 41 percent from the floor (16-of-39) to build a three-point lead at the break (37-34). However, GSW, playing their second game in less than 24 hours, went cold and saw their shooting drop to 19 percent (7-of-36) in the second half.

Southwestern had more rebounds (53-49), fewer turnovers (17-14) and more steals (9-2) than UNA, but poor shooting down the stretch, including a 0-of-9 showing from beyond the arc in the second stanza, sealed the fate of the Lady 'Canes (4-4) and dipped their overall record on the season back to the .500 mark.

TMC MEN 70, GSW 67: The Hurricanes blew a six-point lead in the final minute of overtime against Truett-McConnell.

Turnovers plagued Southwestern at the end of the overtime period, as well. Chris Rawls hit 8-of-12 shots and 8-of-12 free throws to lead all scorers with 24 points. he also added 14 rebounds to record his second double-double of the season. Evan Mobley, Ric Roderick and Marcus Scott chipped in 10 points apiece.