Blossoms fall in season opener

Jefferson City, Missouri – The University of Arkansas at Monticello women’s basketball team falls in their first contest of the year Friday 85-72 to Upper Iowa University.

The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair with both teams trading buckets, but the Blossoms trailed 25-21 at the end of the quarter after the Peacocks scored in the final seconds.

The second and third quarters were very similar as UAM struggled to protect the ball and put points on the board. The Blossoms only managed 9 points in the second quarter and were trailing UIU 53-30 as the first half came to a close. UAM struggled to put the pieces together and scored only 10 points in the third, finishing the quarter trailing the Peacocks 72-40.

The Blossoms came into the final quarter looking like a completely different team. They would outscore the Peacocks 32-13 as the clock finished out the game. Even with UAM’s best effort to fight back, they were unable to take back the lead the UIU had built throughout the first 3 periods. UAM finished out the match with a final score of 85-72.

Taylor Flores finished as the leading scorer for the Blossoms tallying 26 points in the game.

UAM will be back in action Saturday evening for a 5:30 p.m. contest against Lincoln University of Missouri. They will still be in Jefferson City.

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