Point Park Gets the Best of the Lady Commodores 84-68
The Lady Commodores squared off against Point Park Jv on Nov. 8 and early on the Commodores looked sharp. They started the game with a 13-0 run, led by Emily Capers and Onyx Lopez. LCCC played terrific defense and looked to put Point Park away early. However, Point Park came back and turned the tables on LCCC. Madi Bonner, sharp shooter for the Commodores, was very quiet in the first half. Coming off of a great game against Titusville, appeared to be shut down in the first half by the defense on Point Park. As the half went on the Lady Commodores looked sluggish, they shot the ball poorly and had many turnovers. At the end of the first half, the Lady Commodores trailed, 39-29.
The Commodores came out shooting the second half. Lopez and Bonner finally found their shots, and they were letting Point Park have it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. The Commodores let the lead fall back into double digits. The Lady Commodores looked extremely tired, and with limited subs available, were forced to power through it. The Commodores were able to trim the lead to nine late into the fourth quarter. But Point Park had an answer, bringing the lead to 15. Lopez, Bonner and Molly Linn however had other plans. They sparked a comeback that put the Lady Commodores within seven points. That was until Linn took a nasty elbow to the face. At that point the momentum was gone, and Point Park was in control. Linn would come back into the game, but it was far too late. The game ended with a score of 84-68, giving the Commodores their first loss of the season.
Coach Granito had this to say after the game, “Not having extra players hurt us. We have two girls coming back this week, the girls were fatigued today and I feel it has a lot to do with playing two games in a 48 hour span. Getting our players back will be key. As far as the game play today goes we need to improve on our transition, it killed us today. We need to get back on defense. We gave up a lot of garbage points.” The Lady Commodores next home game is on, Nov. 17 at 5:00 p.m. against Walsh JV.