2017-18 Women's Basketball
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Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 14, 2017

BLUEFIELD, Va. – Point University (14-5; 7-5 AAC) was defeated by Bluefield College (11-8; 7-5 AAC), 58-53, in Saturday, Jan. 14 Appalachian Athletics Conference women's basketball action in the Dome Gymnasium.  


The Skyhawks outscored the Rams 10-7 in the first quarter, leading by as many as five points with 1:05 left in the quarter.  Point opened the second quarter on an 8-0 run, but Bluefield responded with a 10-0 run to decrease the Skyhawk's lead to one point with 2:03 remaining in the second quarter, 18-17.  The Rams took the lead with 1:17 left in the first half, and held a 23-19 lead at the end of the first half.  Point regained the lead over the Rams 1:56 into the third quarter, but Bluefield would go on to hold the lead for the rest of the game and ultimately defeated the Skyhawks, 58-53.


Guard Candace Rhodes (JR/Stone Mountain, GA) finished with 10 points, two rebounds and one assist.  Guard Alexia Manning (Columbus, GA) also contributed 10 points to go along with three assists and two rebounds.  Forward Vanessa Calhoun (SR/Rome, GA) pulled down a team-high five rebounds, scored six points and assisted her teammates one time.  Guard Brianna Jones chipped in seven points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals.


Guard Danae Cox finished the contest for the Rams with a game-high 16 points and also added six rebounds, two assists, and one steal.  Guard Hannah Preservati contributed 13 points and four assists.  Center Courtney Kendrick grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, also scoring eight points, blocking three shots, and assisting her teammates twice.


The Skyhawks hit 19-of-50 field goals (.380), 7-of-19 three-pointers (.368) and 8-of-11 free throws (.727).  The Skyhawks were out-rebounded by the Rams, 31-27, committed 17 turnovers and stole the ball seven times.  Bluefield made 20-of-46 shots (.435), 7-of-22 three-pointers (.318) and 11-of-17 free throws (.647) and committed 19 turnovers and stole the ball from Point six times. 


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Tory Wooley, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule and hosts first-place Reinhardt University in West Point Park Gymnasium, Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m.