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Fillies Lose

 

 
The Fillies went down to Houston, Texas to face nationally ranked San
Jacinto Saturday afternoon, and came out unsuccessful, 60-71.
 
In the first three quarters, the Fillies did not have the energy or answers
for San Jacinto's hot shooting. The Gators would go 51% from the field on
the night, holding the Fillies to only 29%. Quarter after quarter, the
Gators of San Jac just came out hot. Their largest lead on the night was at
26 points in the third quarter with a score of 54-28.
 
The Fillies only lead came in the first two minutes of the game as
Freshman Ekaterina
Karchevskaya
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hit
a long shot from behind the arch. San Jac would go on to win the quarter
22-13. Going into half time, the Fillies found themselves down 24-38, and
again down at the end of the third 36-60.
 
A new spark arose as the Fillies jumped out in the fourth with a 20-8 run
before the Gators gained some consistency. PC got within 8 with a minute
left to go, but it was too late for Panola.
 
Freshman Patience Okpe
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lead the Fillies with 18 as Ekaterina Karchevskaya
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added
a solid 11. Panola was able to force 19 turnovers and come away with 7
steals.
 
The Fillies return home for the next two upcoming weeks. Their first match
up is against Blinn College on Wednesday, January 8th, at 5:30 p.m. Then,
Saturday the 11th is another home game against Coastal Bend College at 2:00
pm, which will also be the Fillies Alumni Game. Be sure to catch all the
action.

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