Mississippi Gulf Coast ran up against a hot-shooting team Monday night, falling 67-44 to Southwest in Summit.
“They were so efficient offensively tonight,” Lady Bulldogs coach Jason Conner said. “That first quarter, they hit everything they threw up.”
Southwest shot 43 percent from the floor and 41 percent from the 3-point line.
Courtney White led Gulf Coast with eight points and eight rebounds. Markeisha Watson and Kamisha Tarvin had seven points, with Kailin Young and Ka’Nosha Fairley adding six each.
Young had six rebounds.
Gulf Coast trailed by 21 at half, but played better after the break.
“I thought we moved the ball well against their zone when they tried to trap out of it. The second half, we were a lot better offensively and better defensively, too,” Conner said. “They just shot it really, really well the first half. We kinda got in a hole.”
Southwest improved to 17-3, 9-2 MACJC South.
Gulf Coast (10-10, 2-9) will play its next game Thursday in Perkinston when archrival Pearl River visits the Weathers/Wentzell Center. Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m.