Pratt Community College women's basketball returned to Jayhawk Conference play by competing against Neosho County Community College. The Beavers fell at the hands of a conference opponent for the just the first time this season with a loss against Neosho. The Panthers escaped with a victory against the Beavers, 81-74.
A late fourth-quarter surge powered Neosho to victory. The blue and white held a lead for a large portion of the contest. Pratt outscored the hosting Panthers during every single quarter of play with the exception the final period. A 26-10 run fueled in the final 10 minutes of regulation provided enough for Neosho County to steal the game.
Forward Rylee Alexander earned her first collegiate double-double in lieu a win. The freshman bullied her way into the opposing defense to earn 10 shots at the free throw-line which helped her to produce a team high 19-points.
Alexander also grabbed the game-high number of rebounds. Fourteen boards against Neosho marks a career-high for the first-year Beaver.
PCC fell to 11-2 on the year after being defeated for the first time in the Jayhawk Conference, but also for the first time in an away contest. The Beavers remain defeated at home and will look to defend the dome yet again when they compete next against Butler Community College. Tipoff time is marked for 6 p.m. on Jan. 5.