OXFORD, Ohio - The College of Charleston women's basketball team forced 32 turnovers, but couldn't get their offense going as they fell to Miami (Ohio) 55-42 Friday at Millett Hall.
Freshman Shannon Hines led the Cougars with 11 points as she scored the first points of her collegiate career. Hines also contributed on defense as she was one of four Cougars with at least four steals in the game. The Cougars (2-2) had 19 steals for the game, their fourth most in school history.
Cathryn Hardy, a native of Dayton, Ohio, playing in front of a large amount of friends and family just missed a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds.
The Cougars trailed early as Miami (Ohio) (3-1) jumped out to a 10-2 lead and lead by as many as 19 at 24-5 with 6:57 to go in the first half.
The Cougars closed the half on a 10-2 run to get within eight at 26-18.
In the second half the Cougars would cut the lead down to four with a Hines basket at the 12:51 mark, but couldn't draw any closer. Miami (Ohio) countered with an 11-3 and made key free-throws down the stretch.
The Cougars return to action Sunday with game at Cincinnati at 2:00 p.m.