SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Converse Basketball team was unable to find their stroke in the 87-45 setback to Limestone in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening.
The Valkyries struggled from the floor shooting 23.9% from the floor and 15% from behind the arc.
FINAL | Converse 45, Limestone 87
LOCATION | Spartanburg, S.C. (Hannah Gym)
RECORDS | Converse 4-15 (3-12), Limestone 18-3 (14-1)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dominique Hill started the Valkyries' scoring with a jumper just a minute into the contest. Limestone jumped out to an early 8-2 run. Paige Johnson knocked down two freebies followed by an Erin Horne layup to cut the deficit to 8-6 with under seven minutes to play.
Brianna James hit a jumper with 2:11 remaining in the quarter for the final basket of the quarter for the Valkyries as Limestone led 28-12 after the first ten minutes of action.
Limestone opened the quarter on a 15-2 run midway through the quarter. Hannah Anderson grabbed an offensive board and the put back for the lone basket during the draught.
With 4:27 on the clock, Erin Horne ended the draught with a layup trailing 43-16.
Converse defense stepped up to limit Limestone to two points the rest of the half.
The Valkyries went into the locker room trailing 45-22.
Converse struggled to shot coming out of the locker room scoring seven points in the frame. Brianna James hit a jumper off the pass from Ashtin Davis to start the scoring. Keocia Walker added a free throw.
Tatum Boggs hit a pair from the stripe before Limestone doubled up the Valkyries with a trey, 54-27, with over five minutes to play in the quarter.
Converse trailed Limestone 64-29 heading into the final stanza.
Kassidy Moorhouse knocked down a jumper to start the scoring for the Valkyries in the fourth. After a pair of Limestone free throws, Tiffani Riggen knocked down back-to-back threes for her only points of the contest.
Shakori Jennings-Shuler was able to complete the three-point play to cut into the Limestone lead, 70-40 with 5:39 to play.
The Saints would milk the clock to solidify the 87-45 victory.
The Valkyries host league foe, Mount Olive, on Saturday, February 4 at 2pm. Admission to the contest is free in hopes of donations as part of the annual Pink/Team MEGO game. All proceeds will go towards the fight against cancer.