Saints still searching for first win heading into Thanksgiving
The Saints couldn't shake a horrid first quarter as visiting Providence University College topped Central Christian College of the Bible, 68-45, on Friday at the Ferneau Center.
The Pilots led 20-4 at the end of the first quarter, but the Saints kept things even in the second frame to go into the break down, 34-19. A Ryan Stuart-Flores 3-pointer with 28 seconds left in the third quarter made it 44-36, but that's as close as the Saints (0-7) would get the rest of the way.
Tink Harris led the Saints with 17 points. Damia Covington scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Stuart-Flores scored 10 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Katelinn Thiessen led Providence with 15 points.
The Saints shot just 28 percent from the field and 17 percent (3-for-18) from behind the arc. They had 12 steals, but committed 33 turnovers.
The Pilots shot 40 percent from the field and 25 percent (3-for-12) from 3-point range. They recorded 19 steals and committed 29 turnovers.
Central Christian will have a full 10 days off for Thanksgiving break before the next game at home against Union College (Neb.) on Nov. 26.