A second-quarter scoreless drought proved too much for the Hillsdale College women's basketball team against another nationally ranked opponent.
The Chargers fell to University of Sciences 75-60 Friday afternoon in a Thanksgiving Weekend game held at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Hillsdale stands at 0-4 on the season.
The Devils went on a 14-0 run to end the second quarter to extend what had been a two-point contest early in that quarter. Sciences was 12-for-29 from 3-point land, and many of its threes seemed to come at times when it was able to extend a run or stop a Chargers run from making the game much closer.
Some good things happened in the second half for Hillsdale, who outscored the Devils 35-34 over the game's final 20 minutes. Freshman guard Grace Touchette set a career-high in scoring for the second straight game, finishing with 18 points, going 6-for-10 from the floor in 30 minutes of action. She made three 3-point baskets, and her development has been a very bright sign for the team in this opening month of the season.
Sciences held Hillsdale to 36 percent shooting from the floor and committed six fewer turnovers in the game (15-9).
PHOTO: Todd Lancaster