Pratt Community College women's basketball had their 8-game win streak at home snapped this past Wednesday as they hosted No. 20 Butler Community College. The Grizzlies got the edge over PCC, 57-42.
The Beavers hung tough with their nationally ranked foes. Both teams in the contest produced the same number of made field goals. The key factor in Butler's win was 30 free throw attempts that came by way of a tightly-officiated contest.
PCC outperformed the Grizzlies in several areas of the box score including outrebounding their conference rival 40-36 which in turn helped to provide them a noticeable shot advantage. The blue and white took 58 shots in comparison to Butler's 42.
A 14-4 score in just the first quarter put Pratt behind early in the contest. The Beavers battled back in the second period to outscore the Grizzlies 14-7 and reduce the deficit at the half to only a 3-point margin.
A tight 20-17 third quarter ensued where Butler got the best of Pratt. Down by potentially two possessions, the Beavers started the final period of play looking to upset the No. 20 team in the country.
Butler managed to pull away for a 16-7 score advantage in the final ten minutes, giving them the victory.
PCC women's basketball will compete at home in their next contest as well when they will be challenged by Cloud County Community College on Jan. 12 beginning at 2 p.m.