4th Quarter Surge Not Enough For the Fillies

Freshman Waynecka Wynn going for 3 (Photo courtesy of Teresa Beasley)
Freshman Waynecka Wynn going for 3 (Photo courtesy of Teresa Beasley)

The Fillies went down to Houston, Texas to face nationally ranked San Jacinto Saturday afternoon, and came out unsuccessful, 60-71.

In the first three quarters, the Fillies did not have the energy or answers for San Jacinto's hot shooting. The Gators would go 51% from the field on the night, holding the Fillies to only 29%. Quarter after quarter, the Gators of San Jac just came out hot. Their largest lead on the night was at 26 points in the third quarter with a score of 54-28.

The Fillies only lead came in the first two minutes of the game as Freshman Ekaterina Karchevskaya hit a long shot from behind the arch. San Jac would go on to win the quarter 22-13. Going into half time, the Fillies found themselves down 24-38, and again down at the end of the third 36-60. 

A new spark arose as the Fillies jumped out in the fourth with a 20-8 run before the Gators gained some consistency. PC got within 8 with a minute left to go, but it was too late for Panola. 

Freshman Patience Okpe would lead the Fillies with 18 as Ekaterina Karchevskaya added a solid 11. Panola was able to force 19 turnovers and come away with 7 steals. 

The Fillies return home for the next two upcoming weeks. Their first match up is against Blinn College on Wednesday, January 8th, at 5:30 p.m. Then, Saturday the 11th is another home game against Coastal Bend College at 2:00 pm, which will also be the Fillies Alumni Game. Be sure to catch all the action.