Little Rock, AR - The SUNO Lady Knights are looking to contend for a GCAC title this season, but they'll be fighting uphill after experiencing a setback at the hands of the Philander Smith Lady Panthers in both teams' conference opener, losing 78-64. For 20 minutes the Lady Knights hung right with the home team. But in the second half, the Lady Panthers pulled away, outscoring the Lady Knights by 11 for the final margin of victory.
Janee Morton scored 21 points to lead the Lady Knights in the losing effort. Rose Boatner (12 points, 7 rebounds) and Sabrina Scott (10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks) also helped to keep SUNO in the game, but April Perry struggled, scoring just 8 points and committing 10 turnovers. SUNO (5-2, 0-1) next plays at Fisk on Monday night.