FULTON, Mo. - The women's basketball team started their 2019-20 season with an 81-74 loss against Millikin at Westminster College.
The Panthers trailed after each of the first two quarters. Greenville was down 24-15 after the first period, and they faced a 43-31 deficit at halftime.
Greenville came alive in the third quarter, outscoring Millikin 31-15 and establishing a 62-58 lead going into the final stanza.
The Panthers managed to hold the lead until a pair of free throws with 2:47 to go in the game put Millikin on top 70-69. Greenville went ahead 71-70 on a layup by Madelyn Stephen, but that was their final lead of the game as Millikin went on a 11-3 run to close the game.
Greenville was led in scoring by freshman Emily Reinneck who scored 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting, including a 3-of-6 mark behind the three point line and 1-of-2 at the free throw line.
Megan Barrett joined Reinneck in double figures with 13 points.
The Panthers (0-1) will play Illinois College on Saturday at 1 p.m.