Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications

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BCC Women Fall Short in 60-50 Loss to Broward College

January 5, 2013 - Brevard Community College's women's basketball team rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to get to within one point with 3 minutes and 36 seconds to play but once again couldn't close the deal as Broward College walked away with a 60-50 victory on Saturday at the Melbourne Campus gym.

Broward outscored BCC 12-3 after the Lady Titans rallied and used nine free throws down the stretch for the victory. Broward improved to 5-8 overall and more importantly 1-0 in the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference.

BCC, which lost its 11th straight game fell to 3-14 and 0-1 in conference. BCC next plays at 6 p.m. Wednesday at conference foe St. Petersburg Community College.

Broward used a 19-8 run to close the first half with a 34-23 lead on Saturday and expanded it to 45-31 before BCC made a game of it.

But once again, BCC came up empty despite 21 points from sophomore and leading scorer Shaneece Stephens who once again was the only Lady Titan in double figures.

BCC head coach Renee Bellamy faulted her team's execution.

"Knowing where you are supposed to be on the floor," Bellamy said. "We had a couple people who didn't go to the right spots, what we practiced. And, people not ready to shoot."

BCC also allowed Broward to be the more physical team inside.

"I don't know why, we've got to regroup again," Bellamy said. "I commend (Tomoriya) Hamm. She did a tremendous job playing hard. She played extremely hard the entire game. If we can get everybody to play that way the entire game we'll be OK."

Sophomores Corissa Archer and Alicia Hines, who sank seven free throws down the stretch, led Broward with 19 points apiece.