PEMBROKE, N.C. – The University of Montevallo women's basketball team (5-7, 0-3 PBC) led by two points at halftime but an early second half run by UNC Pembroke (5-8, 2-3 PBC) gave the Lady Braves the lead and eventual victory. UM was led by junior Teanna Boxley (Mesa, Ariz./Arizona Western College) who scored a game-high 18 points including four three-pointers. Senior Davia Harris (Memphis, Tenn./Three Rivers C.C.) had a huge double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Junior Zena Nasiloski (Hammond, Ind./Northeast C.C.) was second on the team in rebounding with nine. She also chipped in three assists.
UM lost the points in the paint battle 26-18 and allowed UNCP to score 22 points off turnovers compared to just nine for themselves.
UM trailed for the opening 10 minutes of play but with 10:27 left in the game and the Falcons down 16-10, Harris hit back-to-back-to-back baskets to spark a 13-2. The Falcons took a 23-18 lead with 4:28 left in the period. UNCP would hit a free throw and a jumper down the stretch to cut UM's lead to just two at the halftime break.
The Lady Braves opened up the second half with a 14-2 run to take a 10-point lead with 14:32 left to play in regulation. UM was able to cut the lead to just three with 5:56 left to play as Boxley hit one of her four threes but that would be as close as they would get. The Lady Braves would eventually close out the game, 58-49.
The Lady Braves were led by Domonique Washington who had 18 points while Amelia Partin chipped in 14 and Courtney Bolton added 12.
The Falcons will return to action Monday, Jan. 9 at 4:30 p.m. as they travel to Francis Marion University for another Peach Belt Conference contest.