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ECC women's basketball loses two

ECC women's basketball loses two

The Ellsworth Community College women's basketball team suffered two losses over the weekend. They hosted Iowa Central on Saturday, Jan. 10, losing by a margin of 80-61, followed by a 75-54 loss on Sunday to Wartburg JV.

The Panthers got off to a strong start in Saturday's first conference game, leading Iowa Central 38-34 at halftime. Iowa Central outscored Ellsworth 46 to 23 in the second half, finishing the game with the victory. ECC had four players score in double digits: Ashley Gates posted 14 points and 7 rebounds; Alivia Zubrod added 11 points and 7 rebounds, shooting 75% from three point range; Justice Thigpen had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists; and Keziah Lewis added 10 points.

On Sunday the Panthers hosted Wartburg JV, a game which had been postponed from Jan. 6. Wartburg was able to capture a lead at the half and left with a 75-54 victory, shooting almost 40% from three point range as a team. ECC was led by Lewis with 12 points; Molly Greenfield with 9 points and 5 assists; and Jordyn Lehman added 8 points. ECC had only five turnovers as a team.

The Panthers will be on the road for their next game, traveling to Southeastern Community College on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 pm.

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Photo Caption: Justice Thigpen goes up strong for a basic against Iowa Central.