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Archers’ Shooting Woes Continue in OT Loss to Cottey

January 12, 2013

Lauren Maclin  
Sophomore Lauren Maclin pulls in a rebound in Saturday's 82-74 overtime loss to Cottey College. Maclin finished with 12 points.















Following a season-low 24 percent shooting performance against State Fair Community College, the St. Louis Community College women’s basketball team again struggled to finish on its chances Saturday as Cottey rallied to beat the Archers 82-74 in overtime.

The Archers (10-4) held a five-point lead at the half, but saw it whittle away late in the contest. STLCC connected on 28 of a season-high 93 attempts from the field, but struggled to put the Comets away. The Archers did receive a late, clutch contribution from sophomore guard Chanese Washington (Mehlville), who drained a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to knot the score at 66-66. Washington connected on both of the Archers’ 3-pointers.

Shakaunna Futrell  
Shakaunna Futrell looks for a shot in the paint
in Saturday's overtime loss to Cottey College.
Futrell topped the Archers with a season-high
27 points.

Sophomore guard Shakaunna Futrell (Hazelwood West) led the Archers with a season-high 27 points, including 20 in the second half and overtime.

Futrell has responded in a big way since the Archers lost guard Datona Ball (Quincy, Ill.) for the season to injury. Since that injury, Futrell has looked to carry a bigger share of the scoring load.

“Datona actually came to me a couple days before our last game, and said I would have to step up my scoring to help out the team,” Futrell said.

Sophomore forward Lauren Maclin (Ladue), who finished with 12 points, was the only other STLCC player to crack double figures in scoring.

The loss was the second of the year in overtime for the Archers, whose only other game to extend beyond regulation was a 98-90 loss to Malcolm X College Nov. 15.

“We’ve got to brush it off,” Futrell said. “The game’s over, so we’ll just have to learn from it and keep it moving.”

The Archers will look to rebound Wednesday when they host Jefferson College. They then hit the road for three consecutive games over the next two weeks. Wednesday’s game tips off at 5:30 pm.