ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Panthers dropped a hard fought SLIAC battle on Wednesday, as they were outpaced 69-61 in Grant Gymnasium by Webster University in St. Louis.
Junior Ieisha Adams poured in a team-high 18 points for the Panther squad in the loss, adding seven boards and two assists to her night’s line. Senior guard Emmalee Fladland contributed 11 points and four rebounds.
Greenville roared out to a 16-6 lead early, dominating Webster in transition. However, the Gorloks responded quickly and used a 31-11 run to serve the visitors with a 37-29 margin at the half. Despite the Gorlocks impressive shooting first period performance (54% on 13-24) Greenville still remained within striking distance heading into the final frame.
The Black & Orange opened strong in the second half, and managed to claw back to tie the game at 52-52 with 6:00 remaining in the game. GC only trailed 60-59 with 2:40 left, but the Gorloks outscored Greenville 9-2 in the final two minutes to secure the victory.
Greenville College women’s basketball (7-16, 4-10 SLIAC) returns to action on Saturday as they travel to Elsah, Ill. and visit Principia College at 1:00 pm in the final road contest of the season.