Centre College fell behind early and couldn't catch Thomas More in a 58-45 loss Saturday in the championship game of the season-opening Country Hearth/Lee's Famous Recipe Classic at Alumni Gymnasium.
The Colonels shot just 37 percent from the field after going 7-for-25 in the second half.
Their starting lineup produced only 24 points, with three starters going scoreless.
Freshman Chelsea Goodman, one of four area high school graduates in the Colonels' freshman class and one of two who start, led Centre (1-1) in scoring for the second straight game.
The Mercer County High School graduate had 17 points on 7-for-8 shooting, matching her point total from the Colonels' 66-61 win over Spalding on Friday.
Thomas More (1-1) took the lead for good at 10-8 about 6 1/2 minutes into the game. The Saints led by as many as eight points in the first half before Centre pulled within 31-28 at halftime.