College basketball: JSU women fall at Southeast Missouri
by Star staff
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Jacksonville State women’s hopes of making the Ohio Valley Conference tournament is coming down to the wire.

JSU dropped its final regular-season road game Saturday, falling to Southeast Missouri 59-48 at the Show Me Center.

The Gamecocks (11-17, 7-8 OVC) currently hold the seventh seed to the eight-team tournament, but there are still four teams that could either catch or pass them. They wrap up the regular season Saturday at home against Belmont, a team that crushed them by 42 on Jan. 6.

After that loss, the Gamecocks went on the tear that got them back into tournament contention.

Cold shooting doomed JSU in this one. The Gamecocks shot 27 percent from the floor (17 of 63) and had only one player score in double figures -- Candace Morton, 16 points.

SEMO (9-18, 5-9), meanwhile, had three double-figure scorers. Briana Mitchell had 17 points off the bench, Olivia Hackmann had 13 and Patricia Moore had 12. Moore also grabbed 21 rebounds.

The Gamecocks held a 14-13 lead with fewer than nine minutes left in the first half, then SEMO went on a 13-4 run to open a halftime lead.

JSU had the game tied twice early in the second half, but the Redhawks hit back-to-back 3-pointers to regain control. The Gamecocks never got closer than three the rest of the way.
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