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Women’s basketball loses fourth straight

By Brandon Barber
Sports Editor

Lady Braves’ basketball dropped a nail-biter to Francis Marion on Feb. 21, 58-52.

It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Braves who fall into a three-way tie for fourth place in the Peach Belt Conference. They stand at 14-11 overall and 9-9 in the PBC.

Junior Tasha Stotler recorded a double-double, posting team-highs of 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Junior Tasha Stotler (22) goes up for a layup after grabbing an offensive rebound in the Lady Braves’ 65-29 loss to Clayton State on Feb. 18. Stotler has led the Braves in scoring in three straight games.

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Junior Tasha Stotler (22) goes up for a layup after grabbing an offensive rebound in the Lady Braves’ 65-29 loss to Clayton State on Feb. 18. Stotler has led the Braves in scoring in three straight games.

Stotler was joined in double figures by junior Lauren Lingenfelter, who dropped 11.

Senior Lindsay Bartholf added three three-pointers, bumping her career school record to 178.

Francis Marion’s Danielle Moore led all scorers with 16.

The Braves couldn't muster much offense on Feb. 18, leading to a 65-29 loss to Clayton State.

Head coach John Haskins said a problem plaguing the team lately is a lack of confidence in shooting.

In the two games prior to the Francis Marion loss, the Braves shot under 30 percent from the field. They hit just 13 of 59 shots, 22 percent, in the loss to Clayton State.

"We were in a situation where we could not throw the ball in the ocean," Haskins said. "You can't worry about having a shot go in."

The Braves scored 11 points on 16 percent shooting from the field in the first half, including 1-17 from beyond the arc. All of those numbers improved in the second half, as the Braves scored 18 on 28 percent shooting and shot 1-11 from three-point range.

"Some of it was execution," Haskins said. "We just didn't attack like we needed to."

Junior Tasha Stotler was the lone bright spot for the Braves, scoring 10 points and pulling down eight rebounds.

Clayton State's performance was a direct contrast of what the Braves put forth in the game. The Lady Lakers shot nearly 50 percent from the field and hit eight three pointers in the game.

The Lakers’ Shelcey Harp had game-highs of 15 points and 13 rebounds.


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Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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