Naples, Fla. - The Alma College women's basketball team fell to Hamline University 67-50 on Monday (Dec. 30). It was the second of two games Alma played in Florida during its' semester break.
For the second straight day, both teams struggled from the floor; Alma shot 28 percent from the field while Hamline shot 35 percent.
Taylor Findlay (Reese, Mich. / Reese) led the Scots with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting. Oretha Humphries (Detroit, Mich. / Detroit Edison Public) scored seven points in her second game of the season. Findley played nearly the entire second half, in which she scored all her points.
"Obviously today did not go the way we wanted," said Head Coach Sami Stormont. "We will continue to learn from this one and get better. I'm happy that our girls were able to have this experience together. These trips are a chance to play different competition, but also to grow stronger as a team. We created great memories and now are excited to get home and continue league play. Go Scots!"
Reilly Geistfeld led all players with 18 points and 18 rebounds. She was the only player in double figures.
Both teams made four shots from the field in the first quarter but an advantage at the free-throw line gave the Pipers a 14-9 edge. While Hamline found its footing in the second quarter, Alma did not. The Scots made a quarter of their shots and trailed by 16 at the break. Their struggles continued into the third quarter, so much so that a 22-point fourth-quarter would not be enough.
Alma returns home to host Kalamazoo as conference play resumes on Saturday (Jan. 4). Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.