Bruins women scrimmage Truett-McConnell College

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Bruins women scrimmage Truett-McConnell College

Bruins guard Hannah Tompkins keeps possession of the ball in the middle of a Bears barrage. Photo: Tatiana Bento

The Bruins women’s basketball team played the Truett-McConnell College Bears Friday, Oct. 24, in their first preseason scrimmage game. The scrimmage was unusual in that the teams played one 20-minute half, followed by three consecutive 10-minute periods.

This year’s roster is largely the same as last season for the Bruins women, with just a few new names added to the list.

Junior Kendra Jeffcott was just two rebounds short of a double-double, recording 13 points and 8 rebounds on the night.

Senior Kourtney Hoefler also had a productive night, showing a strong presence in the paint for the Bruins. Sophomore Brianna Delaney also played a big part in the Bruins’ success, giving good post play as well as some outside shooting. At the end of the half, the Bruins were ahead 39-30.

The three 10-minute periods reset the score after each period, and became more of a practice time for both teams. The Bruins were able to rotate players to see how some skill sets matched up with others on the team. By the end of the night, the Bruins looked comfortable together but left plenty of room for improvement.

Both teams will meet again, when the Bruins take on the Bears in a road game Dec. 9 in Cleveland, Georgia.

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