DANVILLE, Ky. - The Sewanee women's basketball team used a strong second half to make it interesting with the Colonels of Centre College to start Southern Athletic Association play, but it was the home team who took the victory, 53-49, Saturday afternoon inside Alumni Gymnasium.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Centre (5-1, 1-0) 53, Sewanee (5-5, 0-1) 49
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers overcame a slow first quarter, where they were outscored 15-6, with a 14-point second period to make it a 27-20 deficit at intermission.
-In the third, Sewanee made it a one-possession contest with a 29-26 lead with less than four minutes left, but Centre finished the quarter with an 11-0 run to lead 37-26 with 10 minutes to play.
-Sewanee got back in the game in the fourth quarter, making it a 40-38 contest thanks to a 14-1 run with 4:30 left in the final stanza, but that would be as close as the visitors would make it.
-Despite the victory by the Colonels, the Tigers outscored the home team in the fourth quarter, 23-16.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Ellie Treanton led all Sewanee scorers with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting.
-Sue Kim drained 5-of-7 from the charity stripe as she finished with 11 points.
-Lakeisha Phillips added 10 points and six boards.
CENTRE KEY STATISTICS
-Kathleen Wilson led all scorers with 17 points, while Abigail Stewart grabbed 11 rebounds.
The Tigers will conclude the 2018 portion of the schedule on Thursday, Dec. 6 against Covenant at 6 p.m.