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Basketball: Hodges, Oldham shine in LWC upset of Thomas More

By Kyle Jackson

Bowling Green, KY - The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team pulled off the most impressive win of their season on Thursday night as they upset the overall seed and No. 3 ranked team in the country Thomas More (KY) 53-52 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament.

After the win, the Blue Raiders will now advance to the semifinals on Sunday and will play the winner of the Georgetown (KY) and Bethel (TN) game at 12:30pmCT.

Thomas More, who was given an opportunity to break Blue Raider hearts in the final moments, failed to do so as the Blue Raiders secured a 53-52 upset over the defending champions.

Freshman Amelia Hodges and senior Maleigha Oldham had big games for the Blue Raiders tonight as both players finished the evening with 19 points. Hodges, who went seven of 15 from the field and four of six from beyond the arc, tied her career-high in points in the victory. In addition to her 19 points, Oldham also led the team with 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.

Lindsey Wilson (16-14, 9-11 MSC) shot 32.3 percent from the field going 21 of 65 while shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc for seven of 22 and four of seven for 57.1 percent from the free throw line.

While the three-point shooting may have dipped in the second half, it was on fire for the Blue Raiders in the opening half as Lindsey Wilson, who were down by 11 after the first seven minutes of play, rallied with an 11-0 run in the final three minutes of the first quarter to tie the game at 15 apiece. Threes from Oldham, Hall, and Hodges provided the Blue Raiders a lifeline into the second quarter. Lindsey Wilson continued to shoot the ball well into the second quarter as they traded the lead multiple times with the Saints. Two back-to-back threes from Hodges once again in the final 30 seconds gave the Blue Raiders a 33-29 halftime lead as the team shot 45.5 percent from beyond the arc in the opening half.

Lindsey Wilson continued to take the game to the Saints in the third quarter as another 11-0 run from the team in blue extended the gap to 13 points over the span of three minutes. The Saints, who managed a 10-0 run of their own at the end of the quarter, cut the lead back to within single digits as the final quarter began. With 3:20 remaining in the game, the Saints tied the game at 49 apiece and the upset looked like it could be lost in the final moments for Lindsey Wilson.

Hodges wasn't ready to let that happen however as she drained a jump shot with 1:56 left on the clock to re-establish the lead. On the next possession, the Saints hit a dagger from distance, retaking a one-point advantage with time winding down. As both teams returned to the court after a quick timeout from the Saints, Oldham had the final word on the scoring as her deft touch put away the winning layup with a minute remaining in the game.

Thomas More's hand was forced in the final moments as they gave away three quick fouls to try and save the clock. With 11 seconds remaining, the Saints were given an opportunity to break Blue Raider hearts as the team turned the ball over giving the defending champions one last opportunity. It wasn't meant to be however as they failed to hit the winning three pointer and the Blue Raiders secured the 53-52 upset.

Lindsey Wilson will face either Georgetown (Ky.) or Bethel (Tenn.) in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CT.

This story was posted on 2022-02-25 06:52:08
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