WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello Women’s Basketball team traveled to Weatherford, Oklahoma to take on Great American Conference member Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Thursday afternoon. The Blossoms came out of their eleventh contest of the year with a 78-68 loss to the Bulldogs.
Joi Montgomery once again led the way for Arkansas-Monticello (4-7, 1-4 GAC) with a 21 points in performance on the night. She shot for an impressive 8-12 on field goals, hitting one three pointer and going 4-6 on free throws throughout the match. She had three offensive and three defensive rebounds contributed on top of an assist and three steals in the match.
Returning sophomore Bailey Harris posted 11 points of her own in the match. She went 4-13 on field goals, 1-2 on shots from beyond-the-arc and 2-2 from the free throw line with a team leading eight rebounds.
SWOSU (2-8, 2-3 GAC) was led by Layni Zinn with 19 points.
The Bulldogs were the first team to put points on the board in the opening quarter, scoring back-to-back jumpers before the Blossoms could respond. UAM were able to hit a handful of baskets to tie the game up at 6-6, but were unable to reclaim the lead for the remainder of the quarter. UAM came out 5-10 on field goals, 0-2 on threes and 1-2 on free throws. The teams would head into the second quarter with Southwestern Oklahoma on top 25-11.
The second quarter was the lowest scoring quarter of the game. The Blossoms were able to outscore the Bulldogs in the second ten minutes 17 points to 13. UAM shot for 50% of their field goals throughout the quarter. Southwestern Oklahoma would shoot for 43% in their performance. The teams would finish the half and head to the locker rooms with the Tigers on top, 38-28.
The third quarter proved to once again go the Bulldogs way as they would outscore the Blossoms, 19-15 in the third ten minute period of the game. SWOSU would go 8-18 on field goals, compared to Arkansas-Monticello’s 6-15.
The fourth and final quarter of the game was an action packed 10 minutes as the Blossoms and Bulldogs would score for a combined 46 points. The Blossoms would fight throughout the final fourth of the game, outscoring the home team with a difference of 25-21. The Bulldogs would eventually come out on top of the match with a final score of 78-68.
Arkansas-Monticello committed 19 turnovers in the entirety of the match.
The Blossoms return to action on Saturday, January 7 when they travel to Alva, Oklahoma to take on Great American Conference foe Northwestern Oklahoma State University to close out their Oklahoma road trip. The match is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.
All live streams and live stats will be available as clickable links on the UAM Women’s basketball schedule.
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