Nov 8 2012 By Lizzie Struthers
Kilmarnock Women lost 75-31 away to St Mirren.
The home side got off to a flyer while Kilmarnock couldn’t find the target with their early shots.
Eventually, Claire McAulay and Kirsty McKissock scored a couple of big three point baskets.
St Mirren’s bench strength began to tell as they stretched to a dominant 34 - 13.
By the third quarter, Killie’s scoring improved but the deficit still remained 51 -21.
Killie tired badly in the last quarter with only five players but were only able to score six points.
All in all, an expected result but a poor performance on court with low scoring and weak defence both causing problems.
Killie top scorers : Claure McAulay 18, Kirsty McKissock 7, Claire Nicoll 6.
Kilmarnock Men were beaten 70-55 at home to Stevenson Sabres.
A poor, lazy defensive start by the home side saw the visitors race to an early 24-12 lead.
Things went from bad to worse as Kilmarnock threw the ball away a lot and couldn’t find any shooting form but there was still hope at half-time as Kilmarnock only trailed 35 to 27.
At the start of the second half, Killie missed two easy baskets and gave away three. Poor play, weak thoughtless defence and even more turnovers making it a frustrating game.Coach Allan Turner had no positive play to comment on or lift team morale. Serious training is needed before the game away to Dumbarton this Sunday.
Killie top scorers: Jamie Alexander 16, Scott Strachan 11.