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Basketball, Women

Williams leads Benedict past Stillman women

By Andrew Carroll Sports Writer
Published: Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 12:25 a.m.

TUSCALOOSA | Led by junior point guard Bridget Williams, the Benedict College women's basketball team won a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road game on Saturday.

Williams scored 19 points on 9 of 17 shooting in Benedict's 58-51 victory over Stillman College.

Williams also dished out eight assists and collected five rebounds.

"It's pretty much however she goes this team will go," Benedict coach Felicia Jenkins said. "I told her that I really place this team in her hands. When she plays well and directs traffic and makes the game easy for everybody else, I believe that we can be successful."

Guard Jasmon Hazley scored 22 points, and guard Siera Dority had 10, but they were the only Stillman players to score in double figures.

Stillman shot 31.8 percent, making 21 of 66 attempts. Stillman went 3-for-19 (15.8 percent) on 3-point shots. Hazley made two and Phyllice Eubanks made one. Stillman made six of 14 free throws.

"It was just one of those days," said Stillman coach C.C. Moorer. "We had opportunities. We had good looks at the basket. They just weren't falling. I couldn't have asked for any better shots, but I am disappointed that we're not making shots because we work on those every single day."

Eubanks finished with nine points, four rebounds and three steals. Jamila McKinnis, who scored six points, had eight rebounds. Stojanna Hollis also collected eight rebounds.

"Rebounding-wise, we gave them second and third opportunities," Moorer said. "We have to correct all those things if we expect to win games in this league."

Benedict (4-2, 3-0) shot only 32.4 percent from the field, hitting on 23 of 71 tries. Benedict capitalized on a 59-48 rebounding margin. Benedict had 30 offensive rebounds.

Benedict's Utivia Barnes had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Ashlee Jones scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Brittany Jackson, who scored seven points, collected 10 rebounds. Anika Ross had seven rebounds, and Charvez Holmes had six.

"The rebounding was huge for us," Jenkins said. "That's one of our strengths, that and putting pressure on the ball. We've got to out-rebound people on the offensive glass. That's where we get the bulk of our points.

"We've been shooting less than 30 percent all year. We've just got to find a way to put the ball in the basket. That starts with defense first and rebounding."

Source: Tuscaloosa News

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