MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello Women’s Basketball traveled to hosted Great American Conference member Southern Nazarene University on Saturday evening. The Blossoms came out of the contest with a 70-52 loss to the Crimson Storm.
Cyarah Kensmil led the way for Arkansas-Monticello (9-17, 6-14 GAC) on the night with 13 points. She shot for 6-11 on field goals and 1-2 on free throws throughout the match. She had three offensive and two defensive rebounds contributed on top of three steals.
Alindsey Long and Joi Montgomery were the remaining two Blossoms to shoot in double-digits on the night, posting 12 points each, respectfully. Long finished the night going 4-14 on field goals, 0-5 on three-pointers, and 4-4 on free throws with a defensive rebound. Montgomery put up 5 of 8 field goals on the night, 1-2 on shots from beyond-the-arc and 1-1 on free throws with a team leading seven rebounds and an assist.
Southern Nazarene (22-4, 19-1 GAC) was led by Georgia Adams with an 18 point performance each.
The opening 10 minutes proved to be the highest scoring quarter of the contest, with a total of 35 points being scored. Arkansas-Monticello was the first team to score, finding back-to-back layups from leading scorer Cyarah Kensmil to give UAM the early advantage. As the quarter continues, the Crimson Storm would fight back, seeing the score tie and switch advantage multiple times throughout the period. Arkansas-Monticello would finish out the quarter going 8-15 on field goals and 0-1 on threes. The two teams would head into the second quarter with SNU up 18-17.
The second quarter would go the Blossoms way as they outscored the Storm 11 points to 10 throughout the second 10 minute period. UAM shot for 30% of their field goals throughout the second ten minutes, while Southern Nazarene would shoot for 22.22% in their performance. The teams would head to the locker rooms with the score ties, 28-28.
Quarter three was once again won by the Southern Nazarene team again, with SNU outscoring UAM 20 points to 14. The quarter would come to a close with the Crimson Storm leading, 48-42.
The final quarter of the game would come to a close with the visiting Crimson Storm outscoring the Blossoms, 22-10. The match would come to a close with a Blossom loss, falling to the Storm, 70-52.
Arkansas-Monticello committed 14 turnovers in the entirety of the match.
The Blossoms return to Steelman Field House on Thursday, February 23 when they host Great American Conference member Harding University in their final home game of the season. The match is set to tip-off at 5:30 p.m.
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UAM would like to give a thank you to today’s game day sponsor, Interfor Corporation. Thank you for your continued support of UAM Athletics!
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