The Lady Eagles traveled to Greenville, South Carolina, on January 12 to face Bob Jones University in their first game after the semester break. A string of first half turnovers limited the Lady Eagles, and they were downed 68 – 41.
TFC’s Kim Crapse and Cassidy Lang each connected from three point range on the Eagles first two field goal attempts of the day, and a pair of free throws from Courtney Bechtold gave the Eagles an 8 – 7 lead with nearly five minutes played. Following Bechtold’s free throws, the Lady Eagles would go over 9 minutes of game time without adding points to the scoreboard. In that span the Lady Bruins forced TFC into fifteen turnovers, and used the defensive pressure to create fast break layups. Once TFC’s Rachel Morris hit from three with 4:25 left in the first half too much damage had been done, and the Lady Eagles trailed 28 – 11. The Lady Eagles shot 40 percent from behind the three point arc in the first half, but 22 turnovers lead to 26 points off turnovers for the Lady Bruins. The Lady Bruins used those points to extend their halftime lead to 32 – 14.
In the second half, the Lady Eagles focused on valuing possession of the ball, and being more patient in their shot selection. The Lady Eagles nearly doubled their field goal attempts in the second half, and limited themselves to an improved 16 turnovers. The Lady Eagles shot 42 percent from the floor in the second half, but were unable to overcome the first half deficit and fell 68 – 41.
Senior Angela Little led TFC in scoring with 10 points. Guards Rachel Morris and Cassidy Lang each added 8, and Kim Crapse had 7 points.
The Lady Eagles will host Pensacola Christian College on Thursday, January 17 and Piedmont International College on Saturday, January 19. The games will tip off at 5:00 and 1:00, respectively.