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Monmouth takes on Eureka at home

February 9, 2018

The Scots’ women’s basketball team had a pair of close losses in the last week, losing to St. Norbert and to Eureka. Last Saturday’s game against The Green Knights was a low-scoring affair of just 57-47.

In that game, freshman Carley Turnbull led the way with 14 points on 6-7 shooting from the field. Turnbull also added three assists on the game in 33 minutes. At the end of the first quarter, the Scots led by an impressive five points after Becca Gallis knocked in a bucket in the final seconds of the quarter. Gallis, who played 35 minutes tallied nine points and grabbed six rebounds.

In the second quarter, Monmouth would stretch their lead out to ten points and by the end of the half, head into halftime with a nine-point lead. The Scots would stall in the third quarter as Norbert went on an eight-point run and eventually head into the fourth quarter with a one-point lead. From there, Monmouth would never see the lead again as they were held to just 21 second-half points.

On Monday, the Scots would play a fun game against the high-powered offense of the Eureka Red Devils. Senior Tia Robertson would lead the way on the offensive end for Monmouth, netting 20 points in just 24 minutes of action. Robertson was also active on the boards, grabbing seven rebounds and adding three steals to her stat line.

Monmouth fell behind early on in this game, trailing by ten points by the end of the first quarter. Carley Turnbull played some nice minutes adding twelve points on the night. In the second quarter, the Scots would hang around with the Red Devils. Thanks to six points from Tia Robertson, her team would be trailing just 6 points at halftime.

In the second half, Monmouth would come out on fire and eventually take a four-point lead in the game. The play of Eureka would be too much for Monmouth and the Scots would end up losing 70-63.

The Fighting Scots will have two home games this upcoming week. Their first matchup will be against Lawrence University on Saturday at 3 PM. On Tuesday the women will play their final home game of the season against Illinois College at 7:30 PM.

Luke Long
Contributing Writer

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