St. Gregory's couldn't overcome a poor shooting night in a 69-51 loss to East Central University inside the Kerr Activities Center Saturday.
St. Gregory's couldn't overcome a poor shooting night in a 69-51 loss to East Central University inside the Kerr Activities Center Saturday. The Lady Cavs shot only 22 percent from the field, including 19 percent from 3-point range, in falling for the third time in four tries to begin the season. Junior guard Porsche Young had a team-high 13 points for SGU. Senior Leticia Silva chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds. The Cavaliers were able to mostly compensate for their shooting struggles in the first half and trailed only 32-24 at the break. SGU held the Lady Tigers to 32 percent shooting through the first 20 minutes and scored nine points off 12 ECU turnovers. SGU fell behind 15-8 early after making only two of its first nine shots. ECU would increase that lead to 11 before SGU used a 9-2 run to cut it to four with just more than a minute remaining in the half. The Cavs continued to battle back early in the second half, making it 43-40 on a Silva three-pointer at the 14:17 mark. They wouldn't get any closer, though, as ECU went on a momentum-changing 20-4 run over the next 10 minutes to take its largest lead of the game at 63-44. During that span, SGU had 19 empty possessions in 21 trips and were 1-of-13 from the field. The Lady Cavaliers return home Monday for a 6 p.m. game against Northwood University. St. Gregory’s men fell to ECU Saturday, 73-54. The Cavaliers, 1-1, will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Oral Roberts. Note: Report provided by Brad Collins, SGU sports information director.