Women’s Basketball – Tue, Feb. 2, 2021
MOBILE, Ala. – Stillman College overcame a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit Tuesday, Feb. 2 to force overtime at the University of Mobile, but fell short in the end, 69-62.
Daja Polk hit a 3 with eight seconds remaining in the first half to give Stillman its first lead of the night, 23-21, entering halftime. The Tigers built on the momentum in the second half, as Olivia Mosely and Polk combined for Stillman’s first eight points to take a seven-point lead, 31-24. A Morgan Collins basket with 5:33 remaining in the third pushed Stillman’s lead to nine points, 37-28, but Mobile began working its way back into the game. The Rams closed the third quarter on a 16-2. Claire Worth hit a 3 to give Mobile the lead, 40-39, before Erica Jones and D’Mya Ferguson stretched it to five points at the quarter break, 44-39.
Mobile stretched its lead to 10 points, 54-44, in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. It was 57-48 Mobile with two minutes left to play in the game, when Stillman began its rally. Zikira Williams scored a second-chance basket after having her own shot blocked, then Polk scored off a turnover to make it a five-point game. Imani Wimbish-Gay scored Stillman’s last six points, including a fast-break basket with one second left to tie the game, 58-58, and send it to overtime.
Stillman shot 41.4% (23-63) from the floor and 83.3% from the free throw line in regulation.
Polk scored off a turnover to open overtime and give Stillman its first lead since the third quarter, but Artasia McDowell scored the next six points to put Mobile in front. A Claire Worth 3-pointer with 34 seconds left made it a three-possession game. A pair of Lauren Bodino free trows and Polk basket rounded out the scoring.
Polk led Stillman with 20 points, followed by Marsh’s 13 points. Moseley was the Tigers’ top rebounder with seven.
Bodino led all players with 21 points and 12 rebounds, while McDowell had 13 points, 10 boards. Kelsey Pinera had 14 points.
Stillman (2-9, 2-8 SSAC) will travel to William Carey University, Feb. 5-6, for two Southern States Athletic Conference West Division games.