Converse Falls to Blue Hose, 77-54
Presbyterian College defeated the All-Stars 77-54 in basketball action on Tuesday night.
In the first half, the Blue Hose opened the game on a 20-7 run (11:21) highlighted by eight points from junior center Cameron Cook. The All-Stars worked their way back into the game behind the three-point shooting of sophomore guard Blake Hallman. Hallman, who came off the bench, connected on three-of-five three-point field goals in the last eight minutes to pull Converse to within 34-28 at intermission.
The Blue Hose were led by Cook in the first half with 11 points and five boards while the All-Stars were led by Hallman’s 11 points. PC shot 50.0% from the floor in the first half while Converse hit 34.5% of their field goals. Neither team was able to take care of the ball in the opening half as both schools were charged with 12 turnovers.
In the second half, PC opened up with a 10-3 run to push the lead back to double figures. The lead increased to as many as 27 points at 77-50 with 1:31 left in the game.
The Blue Hose dominated the backboards holding a 52-36 advantage while shooting 49.2% from the floor for the game. Converse shot 31.3% from the floor for the game while turning the ball over 20 times.
The Blue Hose were led by Cook who tallied 25 points and 11 boards, junior forward Rebecca Wessinger tallied 17 points and eight rebounds and junior forward Wesley Campbell came off the bench to score 13 points and added nine rebounds. Converse was led in scoring by Hallman’s 13 points while sophomore guard Olivia Freda also added 13 points and three rebounds. Senior center Melissa Bunce came off the bench to score nine points and grab 10 rebounds. In the process Bunce scored her 1,000th career point.
Converse now 2-17 overall, will take on St. Andrews Saturday February 5th at home at 2pm.