Johnson University 70
Welch College 58
February 7, 2014. Trailing 8-0 is no way to start a game, but that is exactly where the Lady Flames found themselves tonight en route to a 70-58 loss to Johnson University.
Execution and poor shooting by the Flames allowed the Royals to take a commanding fourteen point half-time lead.
But, Welch was determined to make a game of it in the second half. They began chipping away at the Johnson lead, and actually outscored them in the half, but could only get to within seven points, 63-56, with just over a minute left in the game. From there, the Royals were able to make their free throws to secure the win.
“We didn’t execute well in the first half,” said Flames’ coach Larry Bryan. “But we kept competing the entire game. I was extremely proud of our effort as a team and Rachel (Burns) had an outstanding game off the bench.”
Ashton Johnson scored 19 points to lead four Flames in double figures. Amy Pickett added 12 points while Leslie Nichols and Burns chipped in 10 each. Nichols completed a double-double with 10 rebounds and Burns grabbed 7 rebounds. Jessie Melvin dished out a team high six assists.