Women's Basketball Opens season with a Loss

Women's Basketball Opens season with a Loss

The Mustang Women's Basketball team kicked off their 2018-19 season at home on thursday. The Mustangs took on the Passaic County Community College Panthers, who were also looking to grab a win in their first game of the season.

The Mustangs had a very slow start to the game, while Passaic looked hot right off the bat. The first quarter ended in a 22-11 score. Unfortunately, things only got worse in the second quarter and the Mustangs faced a 24-point deficit at halftime.

Montgomery had their best showing in the third quarter, scoring 14 points, the most in any quarter all game. They also held the Panthers to 14 points, their least of any quarter all game. Unfortunately, this merely kept the deficit the same as halftime. Even with their third quarter momentum, the Mustangs eventually fell, 73-41.

Despite the bad loss, there is certainly potential in this year's squad. Sophomore Taylor Keys (Berks Catholic) emerged as the team's leader, grabbing a team high 15 points and 7 rebounds, while Freshman Caitlin Wallace (Cheltenham) created five assists en route to nine points in her debut.

The Mustangs will look to grab their first win of the season on Tuesday, when they take on Bucks County Community College at home.