The University of St Andrews’ women’s basketball side’s run into the latter stages of a national competition has come to a halt.
Following a quarter final win over their rivals from Dundee recently, the side last week headed down south to compete in the BUCS Trophy semi-final.
It proved to be a step to far for the local team who were beaten 81-69 by Lancaster University.
It was the side’s first loss since November and only their third overall in the 2013-14 season.
Lancaster went up 21-3 within the first four minutes of the game.
The Saints fought themselves out of the deficit, outscoring Lancaster in the second quarter and pulling within a mere eight points at the half, 49-41.
Playing with discipline and composure, the Saints outscored Lancaster 28-21 in the third quarter and tied the game at 59 but would never pull ahead.
Lancaster converted their free-throws down the stretch and pulled ahead in the final 2 minutes, going on to the 12 point win.
The Saints offense was well- balanced with senior captain Hannah Rogers leading the way with 21 points while shooting guard Katie Dickerson had 18.
Point guard Paige Onouye chipped in 13 points.
Eloise Cotton pulled down eight rebounds for the Saints.
The final game of the season for the sides will be the Fife and Tayside Championship against Dundee University on March 30.