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Basketball: LWC Women face Thomas More in MSC Quarterfinals

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team faces a tough test in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament on Thursday when they face off against top-seeded and defending champions Thomas More (KY). Tipoff is set for 5:30pmCT in Bowling Green, Ky. Per conference policies, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tomorrow's meeting will be the second time these two programs have met this season. The Blue Raiders lost the previous meeting against the Saints at home 63-72.

The Blue Raiders (15-14, 9-11 MSC) enter the match after defeating UT Southern, 72-57 in the opening round. All five starters for the Blue Raiders hit double-digit points in the win as Hailey Ison led the team with 18 going six of 10 from the field. Amelia Hodges finished with 14 after going three of four from beyond the arc while Maleigha Oldham finished with 12. Sydnie Hall had 11 in the game while Bree Glover had 10 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double.

Oldham continues to lead the team in points per game averaging 12.5 while also averaging 2.2 steals per game, the second-most in the conference.

Glover continues to lead the team in rebounds per game averaging 9.5 ranking second in the conference while also averaging 2.7 blocks per game, the 10th highest average in the NAIA and best in the conference.

As a team, the Blue Raiders are averaging 69.3 points per game and are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor and 34.8 percent from beyond the arc, the third-best in the conference. Meanwhile, sophomore and freshman guard Sydnie Hall and Amelia Hodges continue to shoot over 40 percent from beyond the arc, ranking third and fourth in the conference respectfully.

As for the Saints (26-3, 19-2 MSC), they enter the match after concluding their regular season on a four-game win streak, defeating No. 5 overall Campbellsville (Ky.) 68-65 on the road. Senior guard Taylor Clos led the team with 18 points in the win.

Clos leads the Saints in scoring averaging 10.3 points per game while graduate forward Alexah Chrisman leads the team in rebounding with 7.4 boards per game ranking sixth in the conference. Meanwhile, the Saints bring three players who average over 50% shooting from the floor and two players who average a block per game, ranking in the top-five in the conference in each category.

As a team, the Saints are averaging 77.7 points per game, the best in the conference, and are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor and 34.8 percent from beyond the arc, the second-best in the MSC in each category.

Live video and live stats will be available for the game.

This story was posted on 2022-02-23 10:42:40
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