Solid Second Half, Balanced Scoring Gives Centenary Blowout Win against Dallas Christian
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – The Ladies only led by two at half, but the Maroon and White outscored the Crusaders 41-17 in the second half as Centenary (5-11) defeated Dallas Christian 74-48 Monday night, January 16.
With the Ladies up one early in the second half, senior Linda Gomez Gil took a defensive board all the way for a fastbreak hoop while sophomore Jasmine Morris made a pair from the line.
Morris finished the game with a team high 13 points on a 9-for-11 mark from the charity stripe – topping the century mark (103) and taking over the NCAA Division III lead in made free throws¬¬.
Up 39-35 later in the third quarter, the Ladies used an 8-1 run to take a double-digit lead for good. Sophomore Erin Temple split from the line and …show more content…
The Crusaders split from the line to cut the deficit to 17-11, but Doty hit a fastbreak three and Morris added a jumper.
Centenary led 22-12 after a quarter as Morris scored 11 of her 13 points in the frame.
With Centenary up 24-12, Dallas Christian scored 10 unanswered to make it a one-possession game in the second quarter. Shamara Taylor and Victoria Kyukendall hit layups. Kyukendall than hit a pair from the line, and a steal and hoop and a layup by Shamara Taylor cut the lead to one possession. Centenary led 24-22 with 4:48 left in the second quarter.
The Ladies had the ball up four late in the second quarter, but a steal by Ta’kela Taylor and a fastbreak hoop by Christionna Hawkins cut the lead to two at break.
Despite making 11 field goals to Centenary’s eight in the first half, Dallas Christian trailed and only went 4-for-23 (17.4 percent) from the field as the Ladies pulled away. Kyukendall led all scorers with 19 for the game, while Shamara Taylor added 10. Ta’kela Taylor contributed a game-best 13
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STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma Lady Sooners extend their winning streak to 16 games last night, with a 93-75 victory over in-state rival Oklahoma State Lady Cowboy’s 93-75, at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Sooners were led by Courtney Paris 17 points and eight rebounds, while Big 12 scoring leader Andre Riley tallied 25 points for the Lady Cowboy’s.
Perham closed out the first half on an 11-4 run, taking a 20-13 lead into the break. Beachy hit three 3-pointers during prolonged run in the first half, while Jaden Ander-son added a basket.
Sophomore Erik Bowman scored the team’s first seven points, helping to advance their lead early in the game. The lancers were able to maintain their lead throughout the entire game. Bowman ended the first half with nine of his 17 points.
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Missouri came out of the locker room determined to close the gap though, preventing the UF from walking away with a blowout win. Sophomore point guard Chris Chiozza, after contributing to seven assists, 5 points, and four rebounds in the first half, increased the Gators’ lead back to 18 points with 19:39 to go. In the next three minutes, he continued his hot streak with another three point basket, and a layup. However as the team continued to stretch their lead, Florida seemed to get overly confident. Missouri went forth and closed the original 21 point gap to only 10 points with three minutes to go - giving the Tigers a real shot of turning the lead around. With a slam-dunk from Finney-Smith though, the Gators exerted their authority on the court, permanently solidifying their lead. The Gators went on to win the game 82-72.
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