posted on January 14, 2010 12:44
TOUGALOO, Miss-- The University of Mobile women's basketball team suffered its first Gulf Coast Athletic Conference loss Thursday, falling 68-75 at Tougaloo College.
NAIA No. 24 Mobile falls to 10-3 overall and 2-1 in conference, while Tougaloo moves to 6-8 and 2-1. The Lady Rams return to action Saturday, Jan. 16 at 5:00 pm at Belhaven College.
Davina Jefferson led Mobile with 21 points, Adrienne Mackay added 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Alice Honnery finished with 11 points and 12 boards. Damara Bolton led the Lady Bulldogs with 21 points on 4-of-6 shooting from three-point range.
A porous first half doomed the Lady Rams as Tougaloo built a 45-25 lead at half time after draining 6-of-7 three pointers and shooting 19-of-35 from the floor. Mobile was limited to 36% shooting and turned the ball over 19 times in the half.
The Lady Rams improved in the second half by getting to the free throw line and hitting 12-of-14 freebies, but still managed to hit only 1-of-11 from downtown. The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, shot 4-of-9 from deep and 48% from the floor to hang on for the win.
Mobile finished with a 41-20 rebounding edge and was 14-of-18 from the free throw line, compared to a 1-of-3 effort from Tougaloo.