FLORENCE, S.C. – Lander's Myela McKenith scored 22 points Wednesday night, but the Bearcats could not overcome a cold shooting night, falling to Francis Marion, 71-61, in a Peach Belt Conference contest at the Smith University Center.
The loss snapped Lander's nine-game winning streak.
FMU improves to 15-11 overall and 10-7 in the PBC, while Lander moves to 19-6, (12-4).
Shaunice Fulmore led the Patriots with 19 points, while Tete Flowers added 16 points on the night. Kristin Tines grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds for FMU.
Francis Marion connected on 29-of-61 field goals (47.5 percent), 1-of-10 threes (10 percent) and 12-of-19 free throws (63.2 percent).
Lander made 24-of-62 field goals (38.7 percent), including 4-of-18 threes (22.2 percent), and 12-of-19 foul shots (63.2 percent).
FMU outrebounded Lander, 44-32.