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December 1, 2013

Women’s Basketball Loses at No. 8 Thomas More

Crestview Hills, Ky. - The Franklin College women's basketball team lost at No. 8 Thomas More College 90-67 to conclude play in the Julie Costello Memorial Classic on Sunday.

The Grizzlies (1-5) led 40-39 at halftime after shooting 57 percent from the floor and making four of their five three-point field goal attempts.

The visitors led 47-45 early in the second half after a three pointer by freshman Lauren DeSutter (Pittsboro, Ind./Tri-West). However, the Saints (5-0) went on an 11-0 run over six minutes to take a 56-47 lead with 11:31 remaining.

Sophomore Katie Brewer (Indianapolis, Ind./Roncalli) led four double-figure scorers with 17 points, including 13 in the first half. The forward also had a team-best eight rebounds. Brewer earned all-tournament honors over the two-day event.

Freshman Kayle Comer (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) scored a career-high 14 points and made three 3-point field goals. Freshman Amber May (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) had a career-best 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench. DeSutter rounded out the balanced scoring with 12 points.

The Grizzlies shot 43 percent from the floor and made 7 of 12 shots from behind the arc.

Thomas More was paced by Sydney Moss with 38 points and 11 rebounds. She earned Most Valuable Player honors for the tournament. Moss, the 2012-13 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year while at the University of Florida, made 10 of 11 free throw attempts. Jenny Burgoyne had 20 points.

Franklin now opens Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play by hosting Hanover College on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. from the Spurlock Center. Live video and statistics of the game will be available on Twitter (@FCAthletics) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranklinCollegeAthletics).