PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The College of Wooster women's basketball team went on the road for the first time this season and lost to Carnegie Mellon University 78-40 on Thursday.
Carnegie Mellon's Makayla Filiere led all players with 16 points.
The Scots struggled from the onset falling behind 22-8 after the first quarter where they committed nine turnovers and shot 19 percent (4-of-21) from the floor.
Nicholson connected on Wooster's first 3-pointer with 2:52 remaining in the second quarter. Senior Aubri McKoy followed with her own - a buzzer beater from between the 3-point line and halfcourt.
However, Carnegie Mellon (2-3) scored a season-high 28 points in the second quarter to lead 50-22 at halftime.
Coming out of the half, Wooster played better, winning the third quarter 18-14. Nicholson scored the final six points of the quarter for the Scots, but the Tartans answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to close the quarter.
In the fourth, the Scots failed to score.
Wooster finished 17-of-66 (26 percent) from the floor, 3-of-19 (16 percent) from beyond the arc and 3-of-12 (25 percent) from the charity stripe. The Tartans shot 45 percent (29-of-65) from the floor.
Turnovers hurt both teams as Wooster committed 30 to Carnegie Mellon's 21. The Tartans won the rebounding battle 51-42.
Wooster is now 1-2 in the early goings of the season. They return home Saturday to face Geneva College (1-3).