Badger women can’t catch Colonels, 73-53

THIBODEAUX, La. (November 19, 2021) – The Spring Hill College (SHC) women’s basketball team finished the exhibition portion of its 2021-22 season with a 73-53 loss to the NCAA Division I Nicholls State University (NSU) Colonels at David R. Stopher Gymnasium on Friday afternoon.

The Colonels (2-2) used a 7-0 run at the end of the 1st quarter to break open an early defensive battle and take a 14-3 lead. SHC kept Nicholls within their sights throughout the 2nd quarter, however, maintaining a 23-15 deficit with 3:18 left until halftime. Timely defensive rebounding by NSU led to points on the other end late in the period as the home team carried a 33-18 edge into the intermission.

NSU used a 12-2 run over the first five minutes of the 3rd quarter to put the Badgers into a 45-22 hole en route to a 54-35 score at the start of the 4th period.

Tyashia Bostick scored 17 points and center Ariel Thompson added 11 for the Badgers as SHC shot 33.3% (20-60) overall and 20% (3-15) from 3-point range. The Badgers lost 20 turnovers to 11 steals for a total of 20 points-off-turnovers by the Colonels.

Nicholls had four players reach double-digits in scoring led by Chyna Allen with 18 points. The Colonels made 43.9% (25-57) of their shots from the floor, including 31.3% (5-16) from behind the arc. NSU won the rebounding battle by a 41-35 margin while losing 17 turnovers in the face of six steals by the Badgers.

The Badgers (0-3) will visit the University of West Florida (UWF) Argonauts (1-1) at 6 p.m. Sunday at the UWF Field House in Pensacola.

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