Lions face Lopers this Saturday

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Senior Deb Holcomb attempting a layup on Robert Corn Court inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center 

Trey Vaughn

The Missouri Southern women’s basketball team played host to Truman State on Nov. 22.

The Lions were led by senior Deb Holcomb as she scored a career-high 28 points on Tuesday night. Holcomb also tied a career-high seven rebounds. Holcomb’s performance led the Lions to a 94-88 victory over Truman.

Southern (2-3) led 24- 19 at the end of the first quarter. They trailed 36-31 with 4:13 to go in the second quarter.

The Lions would come back to tie it at the half at 44. The Lions would trail 49-44 at the start of the third quarter. A three from sophomore Desirea Buerge would tie the game at 52 with 6:21 remaining.

At the end of three, the Lions led 78- 64 with 5:24 remaining On Nov. 25, the Lions traveled to Springfield, Ill., to play the University of Illinois-Spring- field. Southern would lose this one in a close battle by the score of 73- 69. UIS shot a spectacular 45 percent from the field, helping them to victory against the Li- ons.

Southern fell to 2-4, while UIS improved to 3-1 on the season. Southern would finish the Thanksgiving weekend by traveling to Quincy, Ill., to take on Quincy University. The Lions defeated Quincy by the score of 59-54. The Lions shot an absolutely stunning 45 percent from the three-point line in route to their defeat of the Hawks. The Lions (3-4) led for all but one possession of the first half, when it was 17-16 Hawks (1- 5). The score was 28-24 in favor of the Lions at half.

The Hawks got out to a quick 7-0 run to start the half where they led 31-28. They would keep this lead until junior Kayla Kivinski hit a three-pointer to give Southern a 34-33 lead. The Lions would carry this lead all the way to the final seconds of the game.

The Lions will be back in action on Saturday, Dec. 3, as they face off against conference opponent Nebraska-Kearney. Tip- off is set for 1:00 p.m. inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.