AMERICUS, Ga. – The University of Montevallo women's basketball team (9-13, 4-9 PBC) ran into a hot-shooting Georgia Southwestern (16-6, 8-5 PBC) squad which shot over 50 percent for the game and dropped the Falcons, 69-51. UM led early in the first half but a run by the Lady Hurricanes midway through the first half gave GSW a double-digit lead which they would not surrender the rest of the way. UM was led by junior Trena Moore-Smith (Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte) who scored 14 points and grabbed seven boards. She also dished out three assists and made three steals. Freshman Taylor Beverly (Brandon, Miss./Northwest Rankin) added 10 points and five boards.
Junior Zena Nasiloski (Hammond, Ind./Northeast C.C.) shared the rebounding lead with Moore-Smith as she grabbed seven boards as well.
The Falcons shot just 32.1 percent from the field but hit 36.4 percent from three-point range. The Lady Hurricanes were on fire from the field as they hit 52.8 percent of their attempts and nailed 43.8 percent from three-point range.
The rebounding and turnover battles were nearly even with the biggest difference coming in the shooting percentages.
UM led by as many as five points early in the first half but with 12:20 left in the period and the Falcons up 14-9 GSW went on a 20-4 run to take a 29-18 lead with 6:03 left. The period would end with the same gap as the Lady Hurricanes entered halftime up 35-24.
The lead would remain around the 11-point mark for most of the second half. Late in the period the Hurricanes made a small run to push their advantage to 18 as time expired, 69-51.
The Falcons will return to action this Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4:30 p.m. as they travel to Peach Belt Conference rival Columbus State University.