Sinclair Women’s Basketball comes up short in loss to Lakeland 56-54

Immediate Release –Sports 

December 12, 2015

Sinclair Women’s Basketball comes up short in loss to Lakeland 56-54

The Sinclair Women’s Basketball (5-5, 0-1) came up short in their first conference game (OCCAC) of the season against the Lakers of Lakeland Community College (7-6, 1-0). The Tartans’ offense and defense should great in the first quarter, and that is ultimately what the game came down to. In the 1st quarter, Sinclair only allowed 6 points to the Lakers, while scoring 16 themselves.  Good ball movement helped the Tartans in their offense.  Madison Schroeder led the team with 5 points.

The 2nd quarter started a little slow for the Tartans.  In the first 5 minutes of the quarter, only 2 points were scored.  The game seemed to swing in Lakeland’s favor throughout this quarter.  Sinclair’s offense was not the same from the 1st quarter and they were outscored 21-8 by the Lakers with a halftime score of 24-27 in favor of Lakeland.

By the start of the 3rd quarter, the game meant business for both teams.  5 minutes into the 3rd quarter, the Tartans came back to tie the game at 31 points all.  They eventually took back the lead at 33-31.  The game was tied once again at 36 all at 1:47 in the quarter.  With under 2 minutes remaining in the quarter, the Tartan Pride took back the lead again with a score of 37-36.  The score at the end of the 3rd quarter was 42-38 with Sinclair on top.  Ashtin Brandon led the offense with 6 points.

The 4th quarter was the deciding quarter of the game for the two teams.  The quarter was close the entire time and there were several lead changes.  With just under 8 minutes remaining in the game, the score was tied at 47-47.  Sinclair was able to retake the lead at 5-47.  Lakeland had a lead of 51-53 with the Tartans at the free throw line.  With a chance to tie the game, only one of two free throws were made.  Sinclair was down 1 point and was sent to the foul line for a chance to tie the game or take lead, but was unable to convert either free throws.  The Tartans took their final shot at the buzzer, but missing the basket.  The final score between Sinclair and Lakeland was 54-56 with the Lakers pulling out the victory in the first conference game of the season.

Ashtin Brandon lead the team with 17 points and 14 rebounds giving her a double-double.  Alona Skipper had 11 points and 2/2 at the free throw line.  Madison Schroeder  had 7 points and 7 rebounds.

Sinclair’s next game will be at Columbus State (4-7, 1-0) on Tuesday, December 15th at 7:30 pm.  The next home game for the Women’s Basketball team will be Saturday December 19th at 1:00 pm against Owens Community College (8-4, 0-0).

All home games are played in Building 8 on the downtown Dayton campus.