SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Converse College basketball team was defeated by Limestone by the final of 70-50 on Tuesday evening inside Hannah Gymnasium.
Score: Limestone 70, Converse 50
Records: Limestone (8-3, 4-3 CC), Converse (1-12, 0-4 CC)
Location: Hannah Gymnasium, Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Ellen Nardella was the lone Valkyrie to score in double-figures, tallying a team-high 14 points.
- Lindsey Hardin chipped in nine points while Alexis McMillian finished with eight.
- Ashley Sides and Lindsey Rogers tallied five rebounds each to lead the Purple and Gold.
- Converse shot 19-of-54 (35.2%) from floor and 6-of-19 (31.6%) from distance.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Hardin got the scoring started for Converse, hitting a running layup just a minute into the game, knotting the score at 2-all early in the first. However, Limestone started to hit shots from the outside and eventually built a double-digit lead (18-8).
That advantage ballooned to 24-9 following a Regan McCray triple, but Converse came battling back with six in a row, capped off by a jumper from Nardella. The Valkyries would eventually pull to within seven (30-23) following a layup from McMillian, but Limestone closed the half on a 10-0 run, taking a 40-23 lead into the break.
Quin Byrd hit a shot from distance at the 7:06 mark of the third, allowing the Saints to double-up on Converse (52-26) early into the second half. The two teams traded the final 10 points of the quarter and Limestone took a 57-31 lead to the final stanza.
Converse opened the fourth with seven in a row, trimming the deficit to 57-38, but from that point the scoring was evenly distributed by the two clubs as Limestone walked away with the 70-50 win.
Converse will have one day to rest before hosting Chowan in a conference showdown on Thursday, December 19. That contest is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.