Colleges

Late Rally Falls Short For St. Aug Women In 58-56 Loss To Winston-Salem State

Posted February 10, 2013

— Saint Augustine’s University nearly rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes before losing 58-56 to Winston-Salem State University in a CIAA women’s basketball game at the Gaines Center on WSSU’s campus Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

The Lady Falcons (10-11 overall, 6-6 CIAA, 3-3 Southern Division) trailed 58-48 at the three-minute mark but scored the game’s final eight points to make it close at the end. A layup by Jasmine Cuffee (So./Norfolk, Va.) cut the Lady Rams’ lead to two points with 23 seconds left, and the Lady Falcons forced a turnover to regain possession with 16 seconds remaining.

The Lady Falcons had a chance to tie with less than a second remaining, but missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw attempt. The defeat was the second in a row for the Lady Falcons.

“It was a heartbreaker for sure,” St. Aug Head Coach Rachel Bullard said. “I’m proud that our ladies fought through it and put themselves in position to win.”

Despite the loss, the Lady Falcons remain in third place in the Southern Division with four games left in the regular season. They play their third consecutive road game in a two-week span on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. Game time at Brayboy Gymnasium is 5:30 p.m.

“We have to be more consistent,” Bullard said. “We will regroup and do better this upcoming week.”

Tahsha Mitchell (Jr./South Holland, Ill.) led the Lady Falcons with 11 points and Autumn Smith-Faulkner (Sr./Charlotte, N.C.) added 10 points. Terri Jacobs (Fr./McDonough, Ga.) contributed nine points. Taylar Wells of WSSU led all scorers with 16 points and Somolia McKenney added 10 points for the Lady Rams (11-11, 6-6 CIAA, 2-4 Southern Division).

The Lady Falcons lost despite forcing 31 WSSU turnovers with their quickness, but the Lady Falcons were 8 of 20 from the free throw line.

“Missing 12 free throws will cost you any game,” Bullard said.

The Lady Rams outrebounded the Lady Falcons 47-31 which led to a 16-10 advantage in second chance points and a 34-26 edge in points in the paint. The Lady Rams also outscored the Lady Falcons in bench points 43-30.

The Lady Rams were ahead 33-24 at halftime, but the Lady Falcons rallied to tie the score at 36-36 in the second half on Mitchell’s layup. The Lady Rams went on an 18-7 run to open a 54-43 lead with 5:57 left. The Lady Falcons sliced the margin back to single digits before the Lady Rams stretched their lead to 58-48 late in the contest. That’s when the Lady Falcons made their final push.

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