Swannanoa, N.C. - The Lady Owls dropped to 0-5 suffering a hard fought battle to NAIA opponent Milligan College.
The Lady Owls battled the Buffs closely through out much of the first half and went into halftime down by 9. In the second half the Owls struggled to capitalize on turnovers and on the foul line. Despite a strong comeback in the last four minutes of the game, the Owls would fall 80-89.
Danaisa Dumas led the Owls again with 39 points and she was followed by Tierney Porter with 12.
"We certainly had opportunities to win tonight. We are still missing too many lay ups and foul shots. I thought we did a much better job taking care of the basketball tonight. 7 is our lowest turnover ratio this year and that is promising. Two years ago we played Milliganand lost by 24. We were never really in that game, however tonight we were in the game from start to finish. That says a lot about how far our program has come."