The Spectrum Sting fell be behind 17-1 at Minneapolis Edison but made a game of it before falling to the Tommies 45-38 on Thursday evening in Minneapolis.
The Sting (2-1) took a brief lead, 28-26, early in the second half. They missed a good chance to tie the game with less than a minute left, then had to starting fouling and the Tommies pulled away at the free throw line.
Each team played solid defense. The Sting had many chances to hold the lead, but shots were coming up short.
Rachel Stevenson scored 11 points, Shelby Eden 10 and Brynn Bozich 8 for Spectrum.
The Sting will host Maple Lake on Tuesday.