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Women Struggle Offensively in Loss to MAC

February 07, 2013

Lauren Fischer  
Lauren Fischer had her first career start against Mineral
Area College Feb. 6. The Archers suffered a 54-44 home

Through the first 20 minutes of Wednesday’s game against Mineral Area Community College, the STLCC women’s basketball team seemed poised to play the Lady Cardinals to the brink, and possibly pull off a significant upset.  The second half, however, was less kind to the Archers, as they fell to MAC 54-44.

The first half saw the Archers hold the Lady Cardinals to just 22 points, offsetting their own 19-point half. With 54 points, Mineral Area (20-4) was held to its lowest offensive output of the season, as the Lady Cardinals struggled from the field. Mineral Area was 0-for-12 from 3-point range, and had just two players reach double figures in scoring.

But the Archers had their own trouble reaching the basket, as their 44 points were the fewest they have scored in a game this season. For the game, STLCC shot just 29 percent (15 of 51) from the field.

The Archers, who have typically started lineups that are guard-heavy for the better part of the last two seasons, started three forwards Wednesday, including the first career start for sophomore forward Lauren Fischer (Rockwood Summit). Fischer attempted one field goal and grabbed three rebounds in 22 minutes.

The Archers were led in scoring by sophomore forward Lauren Maclin (Ladue) with 14 points. Freshman guard Kalah Martin (Kirkwood) added 13, seven of which were scored in the final minute.

The Archers will look to rebound quickly on Saturday, when they travel to Nevada, Mo., to take on Cottey College. The Archers lost 82-74 in overtime to Cottey in the two teams’ previous meeting, Jan. 12 at STLCC-Forest Park.