Dequesha McClanahan scored 18 points, but the Winthrop women's basketball team's winning streak came to an end at five games in an 81-50 loss to High Point on Monday night at the Millis Center.
McClanahan led the Eagles in scoring and also added three assists, so she is just two assists away from breaking the Big South Conference season mark set by Radford's Stephanie Howard (207).
Winthrop falls to 16-12 on the season and 10-6 in the Big South. High Point improves to 15-11, 11-5.
The Eagles fell behind by double figures early as they got off to a slow start and couldn't recover.
Winthrop missed its first 10 shots and was scoreless until McClanahan knocked down a mid-range jumper at the 13-minute, 49-second mark.
High Point took full advantage of the slow start, scoring 18 points before the Eagles' first basket. Erin Reynolds was on fire during the torrid start by the Panthers as she hit six of her first seven shots and had 14 of the team's first 22 points.
After High Point built its 22-2 lead at the 12:38 mark, the teams played level the rest of the way and the Panthers led 39-18 at the break.
Winthrop shot just 23 percent in the half and committed 13 turnovers. It tied for the most turnovers in the first half all season, the same number the Eagles had in the first meeting with High Point on Jan. 28. High Point shot 46 percent from the field in the first half and turned Winthrop's miscues into 13 points.
The Eagles finished the game shooting 33 percent and tied a season high of 24 turnovers. Winthrop did win the battle of the boards, 43-41, but it could only convert 21 offensive rebounds into 10 points.
Shamia Brown led the Panthers with 23 points and Reynolds finished with 18 points, four assists and four steals. Cheyenne Parker added 17 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.
Diana Choibekova was the only other Eagles player in double figures as she finished with 10 points and just missed a double-double by pulling down nine rebounds.
Winthrop will return home for its final two regular-season games against Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern. The Eagles will face Coastal Carolina on Friday at 7 p.m. and then Charleston Southern on Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m.