Frankfort, KY (LyonScots.com) - The (8) Lyon College Women's Basketball team played their first round of the NAIA National Tournament this afternoon and were defeated in a battle against (1) Westmont of Santa Barbra, California 59-57. The Scots were behind by only 5 at halftime with a score of 23-18 and fought until the end by coming within 1 point by Phagen Altom's 3 pointer with 1 second remaining in the game taking the score to 58-57.
The Scots were led this afternoon by the Junior standout Phagen Altom controlling the offensive game for the Scots tallying 23 points going 8-13 and a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc, Senior leader on the court Lauren Ramsey totaled 10 points and 5 rebounds, Junior powerhouse defensively Debbie Onukwube added 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
The Scots shot 40% from the field and 64% from the free throw line. Westmont was led this afternoon by Tugce Canitez with a double- double scoring 19 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Westmont shot 33% from the field while shooting 47% from the free throw line.
The Scots finish the season 20-12 overall and 9-8 in Conference.