Lady Rams' Season Ends In SSAC Quarterfinals
posted on March 03, 2011 21:44
ROME, Ga-- The University of Mobile women's basketball team fell 55-51 to SSAC West No. 1 seed Belhaven in the Quarterfinals of the 2011 SSAC Tournament Thursday evening.
The Lady Rams close the season with a 17-11 record.
Senior Adrienne Mackay led Mobile with 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 14 rebounds, while Alice Honnery finished with 7 points and 11 boards.
Regina Jackson led Belhaven with 22 points, thanks to a 4-of-7 effort from 3-point range.
For the first time all season, Mobile finished without a 3-pointer made, going 0-for-10 from behind the arc, while Belhaven finished 5-of-17 from deep. The Lady Rams out shot Belhaven 40% to 29% from the field, but turned the ball over 24 times.
Belhaven opened the game by taking a 35-27 lead after the opening half thanks to a combined 16 points from Jackson and Erica Leflore. Jackson tallied 16, while hitting 4-of-6 from 3-point range and Mobile turned the ball over 12 times. The Lady Rams actually opened the half by taking a 12-5 lead, as Alyssa Lane and Mackay combined for 8 points, but a Regena Jackson 3-pointer 5:26 in started a 15-0 Belhaven run that saw the Lady Blazers grab a 20-12 lead with 8:54 left in the half. Jackson tallied 11 points in the run. The closest Mobile got the rest of the opening half was 27-21, but Belhaven used a 6-0 spurt to retake control.
In the second half, the Lady Blazers held a 42-32 lead after the opening 6:25 before the Lady Rams used a stingy defense to make a run. Over the next 6:42, Mobile held Belhaven to only 3 points while the Lady Ram offense scored 11 to pull within 45-43. Five different Lady Rams contributed points in the run. The rally paid off with 4:35 left when a Hillary Dedeaux bucket tied the game up at 47-47. But, after tying it up, Mobile missed the front end of one-and-one and turned it over, while Belhaven retook the lead for good with 3:34 left on a pair of free throws from Jackson. Mobile pulled within 54-51 with 18 seconds to play, but Jackson again hit a free throw to ice the game.