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Converse Handed 70-50 Defeat at Hands of Limestone

Converse Handed 70-50 Defeat at Hands of Limestone

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Converse College basketball team was defeated by Limestone by the final of 70-50 on Tuesday evening inside Hannah Gymnasium. 

GAME INFORMATION

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

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Quarter

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). 

Second Quarter

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. 

Third Quarter

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.   

Fourth Quarter

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. 

UP NEXT

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.