Lady Tigers Too Much for Lane College Lady Dragons
The Lady Dragons of Lane College entered the Benjamin E. Mays Arena with a 1-4 record; however their first half play resembled that of a better team by sticking with the Lady Tigers play for play. Coach Jenkins and her Lady Tigers were in sync defensively but could not get their shots to fall in the basket. At the end of the half, Benedict would only record a 20 percent field goal average while Lane College knocked down 30 percent of their shots. The Lady Tigers out rebounded Lane by 10 but did not score any points in the last 8 minutes of the half. Utivia Barnes led the defensive attack with 7 rebounds while Bridgette Williams and Ashlee Jones each scored 5 points. Before the end of the half, Lane College tied the game 19-19.
During the second half, the Tigers came out of the locker room looking to draw first blood and take the lead. The score remained with a two point deficit for a vast majority of the half until the 10:00 mark. The Lady Tigers got their second wind and began to pull away from the Lane College Dragons. At the 6:00 mark the Lady Tigers had their biggest lead of the game at 46-35. The lead would prove to be too much for the Lady Dragons of Lane College. Monique Weathers sealed the deal with a 3 pointer that gave the Lady Tigers an 11 point lead. At the end of the game the Lady Tigers raised the field goal percentage by 10 percent and out-rebounded the Lady Dragons by 20. Weathers and Brittany Jackson led the offensive attack of the game putting up ten points each. Ashlee Jones also added nine points to seal the game for the Lady Tigers 57-42. This win improves the Lady Tiger record to 6-0 in the SIAC and 8-2 overall.
Source: BC Sports Information
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