Location: Harrington Center (Cincinnati, OH)
Mount St. Joseph struggled early in the game to catch a rhythm. They were defended well by the Quakers only shooting 29 percent from the field. After being outscored in the first quarter, the Lions still had trouble gaining the momentum. Wilmington would lead at halftime 27-16. In the second half, The Mount would try to push themselves back into the game. They outscored the Quakers 19-14 in the third to make the score 41-35. The Lions were unable to complete the comeback and fell to the Quakers with a final of 62-51.
How it Happened:
The Lions had a hard time getting into the game in the first half. They struggled to make a basket, shooting 16 percent in the first quarter. At the end of the first the Lions trailed 12-9. The team continued to struggle in the second quarter as the Lions were defended well by the Quakers. The Mount would find themselves in a hole going into halftime with the score at 27-16. Hayley Hudson (Ross, OH/ Ross) lead the team in scoring in the first half with 6 points. In the second half, the Lions looked to get back in it. They came out strong in the third lead by freshman Alehia Tucker (Covington, KY/ Holy Cross) who scored 9 points in the quarter. The Mount would go into the final quarter trailing the Quakers 41-35. In the fourth, the Lions failed to get the momentum on their side. The team would come up short to the Quakers with a final score of 62-51.
Tucker led the team in scoring with 13 points. She was also able to record 5 rebounds and 2 steals in the Lions loss to Wilmington.
The Lions (7-4, 3-1) will travel to face Bluffton University (8-2, 3-0) on Wednesday, 1/3. The Lions will look to improve their conference record as tip-off is set for 7:30 PM.