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.
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.