Cougar News
Women's Basketball - Fri, Jan. 25, 2013

MAYFIELD, Ky. - Depth has been an issue all season for the Mid-Continent University women's basketball team, and on Thursday night, the issue reared its head again in a big way.

Mid-Continent (5-14, 0-2) saw a first half lead slip away, as the Martin Methodist College RedHawks (10-12, 1-1) pieced together a 17-1 run that spanned the halftime break, taking a road win from Mid-Continent 90-69.

The contest started out with an even tone, as the teams stayed within a single possession of each other until Mid-Continent scored six straight points to take a 16-12 lead. Martin Methodist responded to tie the game at 16, but Mid-Continent jumped right back in front with five unanswered points to take a 21-16 lead - their largest of the game. The RedHawks slowly whittled away at the deficit, reclaiming the lead at 28-27, and moments later with the score tied at 32, the RedHawks took control, closing the half on a 10-1 run to take a 42-33 lead into the locker room. Martin Methodist scored the first seven points of the second period, stretching their lead to 49-33, and they did not look back, taking the win 90-69.

Stephanie Malone posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Breona Houston (17) and Lindsey Woody also scored in double figures. Houston added five assists, and Malone notched five steals as well. As a team, Mid-Continent made 26-of-60 (43.3%) shots on the night, knocking down 5-of-17 (29.4%) 3-pointers in the process. The foul line was not kind to the Cougars though, as they cashed in on just 12-of-24 (50%) attempts in the game.

The schedule does not get an easier on Saturday for the Cougars, as they play host to the NAIA's Second-Ranked team in the Lady Lions of Freed-Hardeman University (19-1, 2-0). Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.