Scots can't find shooting touch in 54-36 loss to Colonels

Scots can't find shooting touch in 54-36 loss to Colonels

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.


Maryville's Klaire Varney finished with a team-high 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. Brooke McCurdy added eight points off the bench while Kelley Wandell paced MC on the boards with six rebounds.


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.