MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The Huntingdon College women’s basketball team dropped the final game of the Huntingdon Coaches vs. Cancer Classic to Martin Methodist College, 102-67. Martin Methodist made the most of the Lady Hawks' 46 turnovers in the game on Thursday evening, scoring 53 points from the mistakes.
In the first half, the Lady Hawks trailed by as much as 27 points and committed 29 turnovers, compared to Martin Methodist's 16. Despite the turnovers, Huntingdon shot 40.7 percent (11-of-27) to the RedHawks' 36.4 percent in the first period.
In a physical match, Martin Methodist led with 24 fouls followed by Huntingdon's 23. The RedHawks hit 17-of-22 (77.3 percent) free throws, while the Lady Hawks' converted 69.6 percent (16-of-23) from the line.
For the game, Martin Methodist held a 58-44 advantage on the glass. Despite the loss, Huntingdon converted 40.4 percent of its shots, hitting 23-of-57, while the RedHawks finished 37-of-94 (39.4 percent).
Junior LaTerial Williams led the team with 13 points, 5 assist, and three steals. Senior Ashton Salter paced the team with 4 blocks and added 11 points. Freshman Jodi Montalvo paced the team with 8 rebounds in the loss.
Martin Methodist (9-4) was led by Micah Anderson and Vee Young each with 16 points in the win.
In the first game of the day, Franklin College beat Misericordia University, 66-54. Faulkner University rebounded from its' second loss of the season, with a 79-65 win over Bryan College.
The Lady Hawks' (3-4, GSAC 1-0) next game is Friday, Jan. 7th, against Meredith College (2-5) in Raleigh, N.C. Tip off is set for 5 p.m.