By James Vallone
SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Lady Hawks fell to Trevecca Nazarene, 72-55, in the first game back after the Christmas break.
Shorter (4-4) is in Florida as part of the Saint Leo Classic, being played in the Bowman Center, along with the host school and Ursuline – tomorrow's opponent.
Trevecca Nazarene (8-5) opened the game on an 11-4 run over the first 5:49. But, Shorter was able to draw the game to a 20-20 tie with 7:20 left in the half after Lynette Harris sank her free throw to complete the three-point play.
The first half would draw to a close with the Lady Hawks trailing, 36-31.
The second half would see the Lady Hawks shoot only 36 percent from the field; compared to the 41 percent they shot in the first half. The biggest drop off was from behind the arc, where Shorter would go 1-for-7 in the second half while Trevecca Nazarene would hit four 3-point shots to help extend the lead.
Boykin would match her first half point total, on her way to a team-high 12 points. Lindsey Crawford would be the only other player to score in double digits, with 10 points from the bench.
Trevecca Nazarene was able to control the game thanks to a 34-20 edge on points in the paint, and receiving 25 points from the bench compared to 19 for the Lady Hawks.
Boykin leads the team in scoring on the season, 13.5 points per game, and has led the team in scoring three times this season. She was able to dish out a team-high six assists while also pulling in three rebounds.
Shelby Farrer grabbed seven rebounds to lead the team, a feat she has accomplished six times on the season, while scoring two points.
Ieshia Alexander had four steal to lead all players, while also scoring four points and grabbing four rebounds.
Crawford made the most of her 15 minutes on the court, scoring the 10 points while shooting 5-for-7 and grabbing two rebounds.
The Lady Hawks will play again tomorrow versus Ursuline (3-8), who lost to St. Leo, 60-55.