The College of Charleston women’s basketball team fell to North Florida on Wednesday (Nov. 30) 60-47.
North Florida got off to a quick start leading the Cougars 16-4, but the Cougars fought back and closed the deficit to four. However, the Cougars only managed to seven points in the second quarter and trailed North Florida by ten points at the half.
Charleston struggled to score offensively, shooting 27 percent from the field. In addition, the Cougars were held scoreless from beyond the arc, missing all 15 attempts from long range. North Florida shot 39.7 percent from the field to propel them to a road victory.
“I saw a lot of effort from North Florida that wasn’t matched the entire game by us,” Charleston head coach Candice Jackson said. “We had a really poor shooting night, and I think that really affected how we defended. We have to do better.”
Charleston did win the turnover battle forcing 24 turnovers where Bre Bolden and Shiclasia Brown combined from eight of the teams 11 steals.
Despite the loss the Cougars standout for Wednesday night’s game was Tanisha Brown who recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Cougars fall to 2-4 in the early season, with both of their wins coming on the road (Winthrop, Appalachian State).
Charleston will look to rebound in their next game when they hit the road to take on Houston (Dec. 4, 3 p.m.)
The Houston game kicks off a three game road trip that stops in Lousiville (Dec. 16, 7 p.m.) and Western Kentucky (Dec. 18, 3 p.m.).