Bruins struggle for consistency, fall to Bears

Struggling to find consistency, the Bruins women’s basketball team dropped another contest Tuesday to Truett-McConnell College 58-43 in Cleveland, Georgia.

While control of the game passed back and forth throughout the first half, the Truett-McConnell Bears took a five-point lead into halftime. Due to a quick run at the beginning of the second half, Truett-McConnell took a large lead from which the Bruins could not recover.

The Bears relied heavily on freshman guard Anna Murr as she tallied 22 points, shooting five of 12 from behind the 3-point arc.

The Bears dominated in the post as they out-rebounded the Bruins 46-29.

On the Bruins’ side, Maggi Ford picked up 14 points, and Kendra Jeffcott tallied 7 points with 10 rebounds.

Head Coach Mike LeViere was not pleased with the results of the game. “We got out-rebounded, and we didn’t compete for the ball,” he said. “Even if our shooting isn’t falling, we have to play better defense and rebound and not turn the ball over like we did tonight. Doing those things will keep us in the game when we don’t have a great night shooting.”

Consistency is becoming a problem for the Bruins as they search for their fourth win of the 2014-2015 season.

LeViere still has time to turn the team around, but the task won’t get any easier as the season continues to unfold.

Following a large gap over Christmas break, the Bruins have 10 games on the schedule in January alone, and the schedule is packed through the middle of March.

The Bruins women’s basketball team is currently 3-9 for the season.