SHERMAN, Texas –The Austin College women's basketball team struggled to get anything going offensively and Millsaps owned a 50-31 rebounding edge, as the Majors handed the No. 19-ranked 'Roos a 70-61 loss on Friday night in Hughey Gym. The 'Roos are now 4-1 on the year while the Majors improve to 6-1.
Austin College shot just 29% from the field, including just 17.6% in the first quarter and 21.1% in the fourth, while Millsaps knocked down 14-of-17 free throws in the final frame to hand the 'Roos their first loss of the season. Ann Savage led all scorers with 18 points on 5-of-12 shooting, adding six assists, and Bryce Frank scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but was limited to 3-of-14 shooting.
The 'Roos made just three field goals in each of the first two quarters as Millsaps took a 12-10 lead after one and a 26-20 edge into halftime. Austin College put together its best quarter of the game in the third, shooting 56.3% on their way to putting 25 points on the scoreboard to take a 45-44 lead heading into the fourth.
A layup by Frank and two free throws from Savage put Austin College on top 49-45 with nine minutes to play, but the Majors fought back and took a 52-51 lead on a three pointer by Morgan McCrea with 6:52 left in the game. Kasi Matthews followed with a three of her own to push it to a 55-51 lead for the Majors, and the 'Roos would be unable to get the margin under two points the rest of the way.
Frank and Savage were the only two 'Roos to reach double figures in the scoring column. The 'Roos hit just 18-of-62 shots overall and 5-of-18 from long range, while Millsaps grabbed 14 offensive rebounds and overcame 19 turnovers. The Majors shot 40.7% from the field as a team and hit 20-of-25 free throws.
McCrea scored 16 points for the Majors, while Millicent Butler added 14 and Dia Fortenberry scored 11 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.