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Blossoms Leave Bethany with a Loss to the Crimson Storm


BETHANY, Okla. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello Women’s Basketball headed to Bethany, Oklahoma to face Great American Conference member Southern Nazarene University on Thursday night. The Blossoms came out of their sixteenth contest of the year with a 59-46 loss to the Crimson Storm.

Newcomer Joi Montgomery was the leading scorer for Arkansas-Monticello (7-11, 4-8 GAC) with a 13 point performance on the night. She shot for 6-14 on field goals, hitting one of three three pointers throughout the match and one free throw. She had both two defensive rebounds contributed on top of a steal in the match.

Southern Nazarene (14-4, 11-1 GAC) was led by Georgia Adams with a 14 point performance.

Southern Nazarene was the first team on the board with a fast break layup to open up the lowest scoring quarter of the match. The Blossoms did get on the board thanks to a Joi Montgomery free throw, but would fall to a 6-1 deficit as the Crimson Storm would score another layup. UAM would finish out the quarter going 3-14 on field goals and 3-4 on free throws. The two teams would head into the second quarter with SNU on top 12-9.

The second quarter kicked off with a three from Alexys Grice to tie the game at 12-all. The Blossoms fought hard, even taking the lead from the home team when they pulled ahead, 17-15, thanks to a jumper from Nyah Banks and a Montgomery free throw. Unfortunately the effort was not enough, as SNU would regain the lead and maintain the advantage for the remainder of the half. UAM shot for 33.3% of their field goals throughout the quarter, while Southern Nazarene would shoot for 38.5% in their performance. The teams would head to the locker rooms with the Storm ahead, 27-17.

The third quarter was the lowest scoring quarter for the Blossoms team, who shot for only 25% from the field. Southern Nazarene would outscore UAM 18-8 in the third ten minute period of the game. The Crimson Storm would go 7-13 on field goals, compared to Arkansas-Monticello’s 4-16.

The final quarter of the game was a shoot out with the Blossoms outscoring the home team 17 points to 14. However, Arkansas-Monticello could not reclaim the Southern Nazarene lead. Time would eventually run out on the clock and the Crimson Storm came out on top with a final score of 59-46.

Arkansas-Monticello committed 21 turnovers in the entirety of the match.

The Blossoms return to action on Saturday, January 28 when they head to Shawnee, OK to take on Great American Conference foe Oklahoma Baptist University. The match is set to tip-off at 1:00 p.m.

All live streams and live stats will be available as clickable links on the UAM Women’s basketball schedule.

How to follow the Blossoms: For more information on Arkansas-Monticello Women’s Basketball, visit and follow the team’s social media channels on Twitter and Instagram.

Check out the home schedule below for the next opportunity to catch the Blossoms at Steelman Field House! STUDENTS! Be sure to come out to the remaining home games of the 2022-23 basketball season and enter for your chance to win $10,000 in the Union Bank Half-Court Challenge. The winner will be selected for a chance to shoot a $10K half-court shot at the final home game of the season.

Because the $400 three-pointer was missed at the previous home game, a student will have the opportunity at next Thursday night’s UAM-NWOSU match-up to shoot a three-pointer for $500. Be sure to show your support and enter for your chance to win!

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