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Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

Growing pains would be the words describing the season so far for the Concordia College Lady Hornets as they succumb to the Stillman Lady Tigers 64- 61.

The Concordia defense kept the game close the entire night as the offense struggled to score.

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CC shot a paltry 24 percent from the field in spite of a 24-point effort by junior Catrina Fincher.

The Lady Hornets started out up 7-2 in the first minutes of the game.

They then went on a scoring drought for 8 minutes.

That allowed Stillman to jump out to a 19-7 advantage before Concordia finally dropped in a field goal with 6:12 left in the half.

The Lady Tigers went on to take a 27-19 lead at the half.

CC tied the game at

31-31 early in the second half on a lay-up by DaShawn Butler.

Stillman went back on top before a three-point play by Candace Reynolds knotted the game at 51-51 with 4:04 left to play.

Again, the Lady Tigers went back up, this time by six.

They hit two consecutive 3-pointers to close the gap 60-58 with 1:18 on the clock. Stillman knocked down two field goals to go up 64-58.

Fincher, who was fouled on a three-point attempt, calmly sank three free throws with 11 seconds left.

The Lady Hornets defense caused a turnover to get possession with just 8 seconds left in the game.

Fincher’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer hit the front of the rim.

Both Butler and Reynolds recorded double-doubles for the game.

Butler had 11 points and 13 rebounds, 9 of them were from the offensive boards. Reynolds had 11 points and grabbed 11 boards. Fincher also had seven steals.