ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Valley College women's basketball team couldn't sustain its second-half momentum Saturday during a 49-46 non-conference loss at Missouri Baptist.
The Lady Vikings trailed by nine points at halftime, but scored the first 11 points of the second period to take a 30-28 lead with 15 minutes remaining in the game. The Lady Spartans regained the advantage on a bucket by junior Sara Woodgeard and held it the rest of the game.
Woodgeard scored 17 points off the bench and senior Andrea Seabaugh added 13 points for Missouri Baptist (6-6), which lost the Nov. 11 meeting in Marshall, 72-58.
Junior Cara Clark topped Valley with 17 points, freshman Chelsey Merrigan chipped in with 12 points and junior Lindsi Jackson collected 10 rebounds.
The Lady Vikings (4-7) will be at home for a New Year's Eve contest against Friends (Kan.).