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Women's basketball falls to Mount Union in Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Facing Ohio's Mount Union College at the Daytona Beach Shootout on Monday night, the Bates women's basketball team fell by a 76-55 score at the Ocean Center for its second straight loss to a nationally ranked team.

Bates (5-3), which entered the game among the highest-scoring teams in Division III at over 80 points per game, was limited to a season-low scoring total and committed a season-high 21 turnovers while shooting 34.5 percent from the field. The Bobcats were outrebounded by a 55-34 margin.

The opposing Raiders (9-1), currently ranked 23rd in Division III, were limited to 38.4 percent shooting and committed 17 turnovers, but the ball-pressuring Bobcats managed a season-low nine steals. Both teams sported four guards in their starting lineups.

Junior Taryn O'Connell (Georgetown, Mass.) was the lone Bobcat to score in double figures, with 12 points, hitting 3-of-6 shots from behind the three-point arc. Senior Kelsey Flaherty (South Portland, Maine) pitched in eight points and four rebounds, and sophomore Meredith Kelly (Cohasset, Mass.) came up with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Kori Wiedt scored a game-high 19 points for Mount Union, including 5-of-9 shooting on three-pointers. Aly Daniel added 12 points, with Rosa LaMattina pitching in 10 points, five rebounds and four assists. The Raiders put 19 players into action. Amanda Rose notched game highs with 10 rebounds and four steals.

Bates will face Buffalo State on Tuesday at 6pm at the same site. The game can be followed online via live stats.

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