Women’s Basketball – Tue, Jan. 26, 2021
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Stillman College women’s basketball returned home to Birthright Alumni Hall on Tuesday, but was unable to pull off the upset over University of Mobile, falling 59-48.
Stillman opened the game with a quick 6-2 lead. Mobile pushed ahead to close the first quarter with a 12-10 lead. The game was within two possessions either way for the first 17 minutes of action until Kelsey Pinera scored following an offensive foul to make it 23-17 with 2:34 left in the first half. The basket was part of an 8-0 run by the Rams to lead, 25-17. De’Asia Marsh hit a 3, swiped a steal and a fastbreak basket to make it a three-point game at the half, 27-24.
The Tigers worked the game even, 36-36, on a three-point play by Zikira WIlliams with 3:25 left in the third quarter. Erica Jones answered with a 3 for Mobile. After Olivia Mosley pulled Stillman within one, Mobile held off the rally with a late third-quarter basket by Lauren Bodino to lead, 41-38 after 30 minutes of action.
Mobile out-scored Stillman, 13-6 in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter to lead by 10 points, 54-44, for the first time, on a Nautika Philpot basket. Stillman was scoreless down the stretch until its final possession.
The Tigers shot 35% from the floor and hit only 1-of-15 3-pointers playing without its leading 3-point shooter Brittany Washington.
Bodino led Mobile with 19 points, her second-most of the season, and 11 rebounds.
Marquise Cobbs scored 11 and Philpot added 10 points to go with five assists.
Stillman (2-7, 2-6 SSAC West) is scheduled to have the weekend off before traveling to Mobile (9-3, 5-2 SSAC West) next Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.