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Despite Strong Second Half, Archers Fall at Cottey

February 09, 2013

Lauren Maclin  
Sophomore Lauren Maclin was one of three Archers to
reach double figures in scoring against Cottey College
Saturday, but the STLCC women dropped a 72-60 decision
on the road.

Despite a stout offensive performance in the second half, the Archers were unable to overcome a large early deficit in a 72-60 loss to Cottey College on Saturday.

The loss was the second in as many games this year against Cottey, which improved to 19-3 on the season. The Archers fell to 13-9.

The loss came despite three STLCC players scoring in double figures. Freshman Kalah Martin (Kirkwood) led all scorers with 19 points. Sophomore guard Chanese Washington (Mehlville) followed closely with 17 points and sophomore forward Lauren Maclin (Ladue) added 14.

The trio of Martin, Washington and Maclin has paced the Archers’ attack in each of the team’s last three games. Martin has scored 15 or more points in five consecutive games. However, the performance the high-scoring trio was not enough to carry STLCC offensively, as the rest of the Archers’ roster was held to a combined 10 points.

The Archers were ultimately done in by a first half that saw Cottey grab a 34-21 lead, a rarity for an STLCC team that has made strong starts a routine. STLCC, which opened the season by winning 10 of its first 12 games, has since limped to a 3-7 mark in its last 10.

The Archers will close the road portion of their 2012-13 season on Thursday, when they travel to Wentworth Military Academy. The Archers dispatched of Wentworth rather easily in the two teams’ first meeting, a 75-54 Archers victory on Feb. 2 in St. Louis. The Archers will return home Saturday against North Central. Game time is 1 p.m.

Cancer Awareness Day Feb. 16

The Archers’ Feb. 16 game against North Central will be the second annual STLCC Cancer Awareness game. The team will hold games, raffles and prize giveaways throughout the contest. All donations and proceeds will benefit a young man currently battling cancer.

The Cancer Awareness event is played in memory of Mike Ethridge, father of Archers head coach Shelly Ethridge. T-shirts for the event can be purchased with a $15 donation. For all gifts and contributions toward this cause, checks may be made payable to Michelle Ethridge, memo: Cancer Awareness.

For more information, call 314-984-7485.