Patriots drop overtime decision to Mountain Lions

FLORENCE, SC – Despite a combined 49 points from senior Khai Chandler and junior Shaunice Fulmore, Francis Marion University dropped an 85-82 overtime decision to Young Harris College, Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 13) in Peach Belt Conference women's basketball action.

Tuesday's contest was delayed one day due to lack of officials on Monday evening.  FMU (13-10, 10-8) will host Augusta University on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Fulmore scored 26 points and moved into sole possession of 17th place on the Patriot career scoring list with 1,280 points, while Chandler tallied 23 points and seven rebounds.

FMU sophomore guard Abigail Bullock added 15 points and six assists, while senior center Kristin Tines hauled down a game-high 16 rebounds.

Junior guard Eryn Cochran paced Young Harris (9-16, 6-12) with 23 points, while sophomore Ashlyn Ellison scored 18 and junior Sara Jorgensen 15.

Fulmore forced overtime with a game-tying three-pointer from the top-of-the-key with 14.3 seconds left in regulation that knotted the score at 78-78.

The two squads traded the lead early in the extra session.  The Mountain Lions took the lead for good at 83-82 on a jumper by Briana Bell with 20 ticks remaining.  On the ensuing possession, the Patriots were charged for an offensive foul and Jorgensen later gave Young Harris an 85-82 advantage with two free throws with four seconds left.  Francis Marion advanced the ball to midcourt with a timeout, but a potential tying three-pointer was no good in the final second.

Francis Marion shot 41.2 percent from the floor and was 5-of-6 at the foul line.  Young Harris connected on 39.7 percent of its field goal attempts and was 24-of-30 at the free throw stripe.

The first quarter was nip-and-tuck with four points being the widest margin.  Young Harris claimed a 19-18 lead on two free throws by Ellison with one second left in the period.  An 8-0 run by the Mountain Lions, that featured a pair of three-pointers by Cochran, gave Young Harris a 35-30 advantage en route to a 41-36 lead at halftime.

The margin quickly swelled to double figures in the third quarter as the Mountain Lions used a 11-2 run out of the locker room to take a 52-38 advantage with 6:41 on the clock.  Francis Marion responded with 13 straight points – including six from Chandler and five from Bullock – to trim the deficit to 52-51.  The period would end with Young Harris holding a 57-54 lead.

In the fourth quarter, FMU tied the game at 66-66 on a bucket in the paint by Chandler with 4:02 remaining.  Minutes later, Fulmore connected on a jumper and a three-pointer, sandwiched around a Bullock basket, to put FMU ahead 73-69 with 2:21 left in regulation.  However, Young Harris scored the next five points to regain the lead.

A pair of free throws by Sarah Garner gave the Mountain Lions a 78-75 lead and set the stage for Fulmore's tying bucket.

 

2-13-18 1:30 pm at Florence, SC (Smith University Center)
YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE 85, FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY 82  OT
YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE (9-16 , 6-12 PBC)
Eryn Cochran 7-16 6-8 23; Ashlyn Ellison 4-9 10-12 18; Sara Jorgensen 4-13
6-6 15; Sarah Garner 3-7 2-4 9; Briana Bell 3-10 0-0 8; Ge'Naisha Robinson
3-8 0-0 6; Sarah Reid 3-5 0-0 6; Jada Williams 0-0 0-0 0; Meghan McQuade 0-0
0-0 0. Totals 27-68 24-30 85.
FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (13-10, 10-8 PBC)
Shaunice Fulmore 11-25 2-2 26; Khai Chandler 10-29 0-0 23; Abigail Bullock
6-13 2-2 15; Keanua Williams 4-10 0-0 9; Tatyana McClaney 3-4 0-0 6; Alliyah
Gillespie 1-1 0-0 2; Briana White 0-0 1-2 1; Kristin Tines 0-2 0-0 0; Lauryn
Bush 0-0 0-0 0; Khamele Manning 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 5-6 82.
Young Harris College..........   19   22   16   21    7  -   85
Francis Marion University.....   18   18   18   24    4  -   82
3-point goals--Young Harris College 7-25 (Eryn Cochran 3-10; Briana Bell
2-4; Sarah Garner 1-2; Sara Jorgensen 1-6; Ge'Naisha Robinson 0-2; Ashlyn
Ellison 0-1), Francis Marion University 7-27 (Khai Chandler 3-13; Shaunice
Fulmore 2-4; Keanua Williams 1-4; Abigail Bullock 1-6). Fouled out--Young
Harris College-None, Francis Marion University-Abigail Bullock.
Rebounds--Young Harris College 45 (Sarah Garner 9), Francis Marion
University 45 (Kristin Tines 16). Assists--Young Harris College 13 (Ashlyn
Ellison 6), Francis Marion University 15 (Abigail Bullock 6). Total
fouls--Young Harris 14, Francis Marion 23. Technical fouls--None. A-453
Charges Drawn: Bell, Fulmore, Garner