Lady Wildcats Lose Sixth in A Row, Downed by Millersvile 72-52
Millersville 72, Wilmington 52
Monday, December 19, 2011 - New Castle, DE
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The Lady Wildcats of Wilmington University dropped their sixth consecutive game, as the hosts fell to the visiting Marauders of Millersville University, 72-52 in non-conference women’s basketball action on Monday evening at the Pratt Center.
It was all Millersville (6-2) to start this contest, as the Marauders bolted out to a 15-3 lead in the game’s opening eight minutes. That lead grew to as many as 21, and the visitors held a 20-point (39-19) lead at the break.
Millersville would extend that advantage to 28 (50-22), five minutes into the second half. The Wildcats played much better down the stretch, cutting the lead 16 on two different occasions, but could not get any closer. Wilmington (1-7) matched the Marauders’ points (33) in the second half, but the deficit was too great to overcome, as the ‘Cats dropped their sixth in a row.
The Wildcats were led by freshman guard Erin Moore, who posted a career-high 19 points. Classmate Cari Callaway added 14 points and four steals, while fellow frosh Megan Fox had seven points, six rebounds, and five steals.
Millersville was paced by Sohpia Walter’s 17 points. Aurielle Mosley added 14 points and 7 rebounds, while the trio of Leola Pinkney, Carrie Sheffey, and Miesha Cousins each added eight points.
Wilmington held the edge shooting, as the ‘Cats connected at almost 48 percent, while Millersville hit at a 43 percent clip. The Marauders held a distinct advantage at the free throw line, going to the charity stripe 35 times, where they made 19. Wilmington was just 4-of-14 from the foul line. The visitors also had a slim 37-35 edge on the glass, but pulled down 15 offensive rebounds and were able to outscore the Wildcats 40-26 in the paint. The Marauders also forced an astounding 39 turnovers and turned them into 31 points.
The Wildcats have an extended break before returning to the court. Their next game is Tuesday, January 3rd, when they host the cross-town rival Lightning of Goldey-Beacom College in a CACC contest beginning at 6:00 PM.