ANNVILLE, Pa. – The Medgar Evers women's basketball allowed a second-quarter run and would not be able to bounce back as they lost to Shenandoah University, 62-38, in the third-place game of the Rinso Marquette Tournament at Sorrentino Gymnasium on the campus of Lebanon Valley College.
All-Tournament team member
(Brooklyn, N.Y./Newtown) had a team-high 13 rebounds along with seven points and seven assists in a losing effort for the Lady Cougars (0-3).
(Queens, N.Y./Flushing) poured in a team-best 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, while
(Queens, N.Y./The Young Women's Leadership School) added nine points and five boards.
The Hornets had a balanced attack on offense in the victory, led by Kanesha Foster who had 10 points and six rebounds. Mia Moore had eight points and eight rebounds, while Kirstyn Arcata and Shannon Kuhn each poured in nine points apiece. The team outscored Medgar Evers on bench points with a 38-0 edge.
In the first quarter, both teams traded the lead multiple times. Mullings poured in eight points in the stanza, and Tompkins drilled a triple to go up 13-10. Moore would respond with five straight points for Shenandoah as they closed out the quarter up two points. The Hornets would take control in the second with a 14-2 run for the first six minutes of the second quarter, and would close out the half up 33-15.
In the second half, the Lady Cougars would fall behind further with a 26.7% field goal percentage. In the third, Shenandoah would outscore Medgar 16-6 to go up 49-24 and would not look back to take third place.
The Lady Cougars will return to New York and face CUNYAC rival York (N.Y.) Tuesday night as part of a doubleheader with the men's team. The women's game starts at 6 p.m. followed by the men's matchup at 8:00 p.m. in Jamaica.