Pirates Steal Victory from Falcons, 58-56
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The University of Montevallo women's basketball team (6-9, 1-5 PBC) led for 38 of the 40 minutes played against Armstrong Atlantic State University (10-6, 5-4 PBC) but a late comeback by the Pirates gave Armstrong a 58-56 victory. The Falcons had the Pirates on the ropes up 12 with 7:25 left to play but an 18-4 run by Armstrong to close out the game squashed UM's chances. The Falcons were led by freshman Taylor Beverly (Brandon, Miss./Northwest Rankin) who had 16 points off the bench. Senior Shavonne Seymore (Hartsville, S.C./Northwest Florida State College) chipped in 13 points while senior Tiffany McClure (Montgomery, Ala./Tallahassee C.C.) added 11 points and seven rebounds.
The Falcons shot 41.8 percent from the field and just 16.7 percent from three-point range. Armstrong shot 40.7 percent from the field and was held without a three. UM won the turnover battle but lost in points off turnovers, 13-6. The Pirates dominated the glass, out-rebounding the Falcons 41-30.
UM opened the game with a 10-4 run capped by a Seymore lay-up with 14:05 left to play in the first. UM pushed its lead up to 10 at the 9:54 mark as Seymore once again hit a lay-up. Down 26-16 with 5:11 to play in the first half the Pirates went on a 10-0 run to tie the game at 26 with 2:26 remaining. A Beverly jumper and McClure lay-up gave the Falcons a 30-26 halftime lead.
Montevallo slowly built its lead in the second half eventually taking a 52-40 advantage with 7:25 to play. The Pirates then went on an 18-4 run to close out the game, 58-56.
The Falcons will look to regroup Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. as they travel to Flagler College for another Peach Belt Conference contest.