CSU women unable to hold off second-half Presbyterian surge

harleston Southern was unable to hold off a third-quarter Presbyterian run as the Buccaneers fell on the road to the Blue Hose, 55-37, Tuesday night.

The Buccaneers (11-12, 6-8) used an 11-2 run to build a 28-20 lead behind eight points from Rachel Burns in taking their largest lead of the game with 5:37 remaining in the quarter. Presbyterian (14-9, 10-4) rallied back as the Blue Hose utilized an 18-2 run the rest of the quarter with Salina Virola connecting on a 3-pointer with five seconds left to take a 38-30 lead.

Charleston Southern was unable to pull the game back within six points the rest of the way as the Buccaneers fell to the Blue Hose for the second time this season.

Burns led the Bucs with 12 points in 18 minutes of play. The freshman guard was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line and added two rebounds and two steals in the loss. Alyssa Mann also was in double-digits for CSU with 10 points, adding four rebounds and two assists.

Elyse Kiploks, Monique Maximilien and Nayla Long all had six rebounds in the game as CSU held the 34-24 rebounding advantage in the game. However, PC forced 24 CSU turnovers and converted them into 17 points in completing the win.