Belmont slips past women’s basketball

Story by DJ Pigg, staff writer

Senior forwards Bria Bethea and Ke’Shunan James led the Racers in a very tight matchup against the Belmont Bruins Wednesday night, falling just short 70-65.

Bethea had her second big game in a row for the Racers, putting up 20 points and grabbing six rebounds. Four of Bethea’s seven made field goals came from behind the three-point line. It’s the second game in a row she has made four threes.

James, once again, complimented Bethea’s play by putting up 19 points, grabbing nine rebounds, dishing out four assists and earning three steals. James is ranked No. 38 nationally in points per game.

The Racers struggled against Belmont’s multiple scoring threats. The Bruins had four players in double figures as junior guard Darby Maggard led the way with 16 points and eight assists on the night.

The team will look to get back on the winning track and continue their improvements against Tennessee State University at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gentry Center. The Tigers are 3-12 on the year and 1-5 in OVC play.