Gilmore nets career high in loss at USCA

Gilmore nets career high in loss at USCA

AIKEN, SC – Despite a career-high 20 points from freshman guard Scarlett Gilmore making her first-ever start, Francis Marion University fell to USC Aiken 61-41, Wednesday evening (Jan. 8) in Peach Belt Conference women's basketball action.

FMU (5-5, 1-3) will continue conference play on Saturday (Jan. 11) as the Patriots play host to Lander University at 1:30 p.m.  Francis Marion will celebrate a 4-for-$4 promotion with a group of four fans getting in for only $4.

Gilmore also added a team-high five steals. Junior forward Kiana Adderton scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds, while sophomore center Zaria Woods pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds for the Patriots.

USC Aiken (8-5, 3-2) was led by Alex Canady and Melyk Taouil who each scored 19 points. Canady also had four steals and four rebounds. Kwajelin Farrar led the team with 14 rebounds and added eight points.

USCA scored the game's opening four points and led 15-10 at the end of the first quarter.  A free throw by Gilmore brought FMU to within 23-21 as the teams headed to their locker rooms at halftime.

A three-pointer by Gilmore followed by a jump shot by Adderton gave Francis Marion a 29-28 advantage with 6:11 left in the third period.  Thirty-eight seconds later, another free throw by Gilmore knotted the score at 30-30.  The Pacers went on to lead 42-34 at the end of the third quarter.

 

1/8/20 5:30 p.m. at Aiken, S.C. (Convocation Center)
USC AIKEN 61, FRANCIS MARION 41
FRANCIS MARION (5-5; 1-3)
Scarlett Gilmore 7-20 4-7 20; Kiana Adderton 5-18 0-0 11; Taylor Simmons 2-5
0-0 5; Zaria Woods 1-5 0-0 2; Camryn Johnson 1-4 0-0 2; Khamele Manning 0-4
1-2 1; Tatyana McClaney 0-1 0-0 0; Kristian Wall 0-4 0-0 0; Briana White 0-1
0-0 0; Bionka Massie 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 16-65 5-9 41.
USC AIKEN (8-5; 3-2)
Melyk Taouil 8-12 3-5 19; Alex Canady 7-15 2-2 19; Alexis Mack 5-13 1-2 11;
Kwajelin Farrar 3-11 2-3 8; Madison Williams 2-3 0-0 4; Rikoya Anderson 0-3
0-0 0; Chesney Gardner 0-0 0-0 0; Kanna Suzuki 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-60 8-12 61.
Francis Marion................   10   11   13    7  -   41
USC Aiken.....................    15    8   19   19  -   61
3-point goals--Francis Marion 4-22 (Scarlett Gilmore 2-7; Taylor Simmons
1-4; Kiana Adderton 1-4; Khamele Manning 0-2; Kristian Wall 0-2; Bionka
Massie 0-2; Camryn Johnson 0-1), USC Aiken 3-15 (Alex Canady 3-8; Alexis
Mack 0-4; Kanna Suzuki 0-2; Melyk Taouil 0-1). Fouled out--None. Rebounds—
FMU 46 (Zaria Woods 14), USCA 43 (Kwajelin Farrar 14). Assists--FMU 7
(Taylor Simmons 3), USCA 12 (Alexis Mack 4; Alex Canady 4). Total fouls--FMU
13, USCA 16. Technical fouls--None. A-409