Converse and Tech both scored 35 points in the second half, but being down by ten at halftime set the All-Stars back too far. Once again Melissa Ballard led both teams with 22 points. She was 50% from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 100% from the free throw line. Lauren Mueller and Melissa Bunce both had double doubles recording 13 rebounds, 15 points, and 11 rebounds, 15 points respectively. West Virginia Tech’s Jennifer Pettry led with 17 points. Converse shot 41.5% for the game while Tech shot 45.2%. Converse and Tech tied with 46 rebounds, where once again Lauren Mueller led the way with six offensive and 7 defensive for a total of 13 rebounds. Tech’s bench contributed to the win scoring a total of 27 points where as Converse’s bench only had a combine total of 15 points. Head Coach Beth Coil stated that, “The turnover problem continued today and played a big part in our loss. West Virginia Tech scored 31 points off of turnovers and we scored only 21 points off of their turnovers. There is the 10-point deficit. We also missed 16 free throws. All things aside we are improving and we are playing more as a team each game and less as individuals.”
The All-Stars travel to Mars Hill on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00PM. The All-Stars will return home on Saturday, November 29 to take on Anderson College.