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LWC Women are 23-0 after defeating CU, 77-72

Packed house - 1,300 - see Lindsey Wilson keep season perfect. Blue Raiders have four players in double figures: Kayla Styles, Jynea Harris, Teanna Curry, and Chanel Roberts. Madison Clements led the Tigers in scoring Emily Fox and Madison Stewart were the other two Campbellsville players in double figures
Next: LWC Women host Cumberland University (TN) at 6pmCT (before LWC Men v Cumberland at 8pmCT), Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Biggers Sports Center, 367 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY

By Matthew Wurzburger

COLUMBIA, KY - The No. 4-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team defeated No. 8-ranked Campbellsville (Ky.) 77-72 Thursday night at Biggers Sports Center.

The Blue Raiders (23-0, 9-0 MSC) had four players in double figures led by Kayla Styles who scored 23 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season. Jynea Harris scored a career-high 15 points, on a career-high 5-of-9 shooting and made a career-high four three pointers. Teanna Curry scored 14 points and Chanel Roberts added 12 points.

Dating back to last season Lindsey Wilson has won 13 consecutive games at Biggers Sports Center matching the record set from Jan.16, 1992- Jan. 12, 1993 and from Nov. 8, 2008-Feb. 28, 2009.

After falling down 5-4 with 6:43 remaining in the first quarter the Blue Raiders responded with a 7-0 with Styles scoring six of those seven points to take an 11-5 lead. Campbellsville (20-4, 5-3 MSC) went on to score the next 9-of-11 points to regain the lead at 14-13 with 2:05 left in the quarter. Lindsey Wilson ended the first quarter on a 5-2 run to take an 18-16 lead.

Styles scored 10 points in the first quarter and grabbed 5 rebounds, as Lindsey Wilson shot 6-of-13 from the field and went 6-of-7 from the charity stripe in the quarter. The Blue Raiders held the Tigers to 23.5 percent from the field in the first.

Campbellsville opened the second quarter with a 6-1 run to take a 22-19 lead. After the two teams continued to trade baskets the Tigers ended the half on an 8-1 run to take a 34-32 lead.

The Blue Raiders struggled to shoot the ball in the second quarter going just 5-of-20 from the field and 0-of-5 from beyond the arc. Billie Hearn scored four points in the quarter and grabbed five rebounds, four of which were on the offensive glass.

The two teams continued to exchange baskets halfway through the third quarter until Lindsey Wilson rattled off a 9-2 run to take a 50-43 lead with 3:22 remaining in the quarter. After a Harris field goal gave the Blue Raiders a 52-45 lead with 2:02 left in the quarter, Campbellsville responded to score the next seven points. Curry ended the third quarter with a buzzer beater shot from just beyond half court to increase the lead to 56-52.

The Tigers tied the game up at 62 with just over six minutes to play. After an Emily Fox three gave Campbellsville a 70-68 lead with 3:05 to play in the fourth, Lindsey Wilson went on to score nine of the games last 11 points.

Madison Clements led the Tigers in scoring with 25 points. Fox and Madison Stewart were the other two Campbellsville players in double figures with 17 and 12 respectively.

This story was posted on 2017-02-03 01:45:05
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