Via Southeastern Oklahoma State University Athletic Communications

DURANT, Okla. - The teams traded big third-quarter runs as the Southeastern saw a double-digit lead disappear before a cold shooting fourth quarter would prove costly in a 59-56 loss to Arkansas-Monticello on Saturday afternoon in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.


The Savage Storm drop to 4-10 overall and 0-8 in Great American Conference play.

Kenzli Warden turned in a season-high 16 points to lead all SE scorers on the night, doing the bulk of her damage at the line where she was 10-of-12.

Holli Lindley was the only other Storm player in double figures, finishing with 14, while Caitlin Kobiske just missed double-digits with nine.

Kobiske and Warden each hauled in eight rebounds as the Storm held a 38-to-35 edge on the boards overall with both teams shooting under 40.0 percent for the game.

Lindley would add six rebounds, while Lauren Beason chipped in five.

Lindley and Eryn Dolan would each handout three assists.

After scoring the first points of the game, Southeastern would fall behind as UAM scored six straight and held a five-point lead with 3:32 to play in the quarter.

An Ashton Hackler jumper would get SE moving and a Hackler three a minute later would knot the game at 13-13 which is where it would stand at the first quarter break.

The Storm would maintain a one-possession lead throughout a low scoring second quarter, using a 5-0 run to close the period to take a 26-20 lead at the break.

That run picked up where it left off in the third quarter as SE opened the frame on a 14-2 run to take its largest lead of the game at 38-22 with 6:55 to play in the third.

UAM would respond with a 16-0 run to tie the game at 38-38 with 1:03 to play in the quarter, and after trading buckets, SE would take a 42-40 lead into the final frame thanks to a pair of Warden free throws with nine seconds to play.

The teams traded the lead early in the fourth quarter, but neither would lead by more than a possession until a UAM three would push the Cotton Blossom advantage to 52-48 with 4:27 to play.

SE would twice get the deficit to two points over the final four minutes, but was unable to complete the comeback in a 59-56 loss.