HLGU women lose despite big effort from Cunningham

Posted: Feb. 28, 2013 4:01 am Updated: Mar. 21, 2013 4:15 am


Maddy Cunningham scored 23 points and Ashleigh Spencer added 11, but that wasn't enough to power the Hannibal-LaGrange University women's basketball team to a victory in its quarterfinal game of the American Midweset Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Lady Trojans lost 59-54 to No. 4 Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Cunningham was 7 of 17 from the field, including 3 of 8 from 3-point range.

HLGU (15-15) led 25-21 at halftime. The Lady Trojans were plagued by 24 turnovers. Morgan Winkler tallied eight points and six rebounds for HLGU off the bench. Sharonda Brabson led Williams Baptist (17-14) with 14 points.


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