The Centre College Colonels snapped Maryville College's two-game win streak with a 54-36 women's basketball victory over the Scots on Saturday evening.
Centre College jumped out to a 17-10 advantage in the first quarter hitting 58% of their shots from the floor including a 3-for-5 effort from beyond the arc. Maryville could not keep pace with a 26% shooting effort (5-for-19) that included a 0-for-8 success rate from long-distance.
Maryville's defensive effort increased in the second quarter allowing only a 35% shooting effort by the Colonels. MC could not gain any ground hitting only a pair of shots in the stanza while still looking for their first three-pointer. The Scots kept pace with a 4-for-5 effort from the charity stripe.
The Scots' shooting woes continued in the third quarter hitting only 19% of their shots (3-for-16). Brooke McCurdy was strong off the bench with six points on 2-of-5 shooting.
Maryville closed the challenge shooting 21% in the fourth quarter while Centre went 3-for-8 from the floor outpacing MC 13-8 in the final period.
Centre (7-1) finished the game shooting 40% from the floor (19-for-47) including a 6-for-12 effort from beyond the arc. Maryville (2-6) shot only 20% from the floor (13-for-65) while going 2-for-22 from three-point territory.
The Colonels were paced in scoring by Madison Marcrum's 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Kathleen Wilson added 11 points while Presley Chirico tossed in seven points off the bench. Abigail Stewart tallied a game-high seven rebounds in the winning effort.
The Scots will travel to Ferrum, Virginia on Monday and Tuesday to challenge Ferrum College and Averett University before the Holiday break. Tip-off on Monday against Ferrum is slated for 3:00 p.m.