(MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. ) – The Truett McConnell University women’s basketball team traveled to compete against Appalachian Athletic Conference competitor, Milligan University Saturday, where the Lady Bears fell to the Buffs with a score of 72-61. TMU fell to a record of 4-2, 2-2 AAC, while the Milligan improved to a record of 6-3, 6-0 AAC. 

PLAY BY PLAY 
In the first quarter, the Lady Bears were the first to strike with a free throw from Re’Tavia Floyd. The Buffs retaliated with points of their own, but three layups from Camilla Callihan gave TMU momentum to help lessen the lead (11-17). In the second quarter, TMU struck first again with a free throw from Callihan. The Buffs were persistent, but two shots in the paint from Alysee Dobbs and a layup from Sydnie Smith left TMU down 23-33 at the half. 

In the third quarter, a Sydney Rumble shot in the paint triggered a huge 22 point run, which resulted in the Lady Bears stealing the lead (45-36). Floyd was featured with two successful shots at the three point arc, while Holton added a layup and free throw of her own. Milligan stayed resilient, adding shots to lessen the gap and left the score tied going into the fourth quarter (48-48). In the fourth quarter, Floyd made the first move with a layup to take back the lead (50-48). Both teams were neck-and-neck, but layup from Holton brought the score even once again. Milligan gained momentum, ultimately putting the game out of reach with a final score of 61-72. 

LEADERS 
Floyd led the way with 24 points, going 5-6 at the free throw line and 5-9 from behind the three point arc. Callihan followed with 13 points, going 6-12 in the paint. Holton had seven points and five rebounds, while Rumble had six points, two rebounds and one steal. Smith had six points of her own, going 3-5 in the paint with one rebound and one steal. 

UP NEXT 
The Lady Bears remain on the road to face AAC opponent, Reinhardt University, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, with tipoff set for 5:30 p.m.