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LWC women's basketball v Central Methodist in NAIA 2nd round

Blue Raider Women won first round defeating Martin Methodist (TN) 63-52
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By Anthony Latessa
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The No. 1-seeded Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team continues its 2017 NAIA National Championship run against fifth-seeded Central Methodist (MO) at at 10amCT Friday, March 17, 2017, at Rimrock Auto Arena, Metrapark, 308 6th Ave N, Billings, MT.

The Blue Raiders (31-2) opened up the tournament on Wednesday against eighth-seeded Martin Methodist (TN) with a 63-52 victory. Kayla Styles recorded her 17th double-double of the season scoring a game-high 21 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds. J'Nayah Hall added 18 points off the bench. Lindsey Wilson held a 26-2 advantage in bench points and scored 40 points in the paint. Courtney Sandlin recorded a career-high in blocks with four and Hall also set a career-high in blocks with three.

Styles ranks fifth in the NAIA in rebounds per game (11), Chanel Roberts is ninth in field goal percentage (.550) and Styles is 10th (.548). The Blue Raiders rank fourth in the NAIA in field goal percentage (.465), fifth in points per game (81.1) and 10th in blocks per game (4.3).

Central Methodist ( 24-9) began the tournament with a 52-49 victory over Biola (CA) on Wednesday. Biola went on a 6-0 run to take a 49-47 lead with 2:08 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Eagles responded by scoring the game's final five points. DaJonee Hale scored a game-high 13 points.

Hale leads Central Methodist in scoring averaging 18.3 points per game, Hall also ranks ninth in the NAIA in scoring. Lexi Moe is the only other Eagle averaging double figures this season with 16.2 points per game. Central Methodist ranks seventh in the NAIA in three point percentage (.366), ninth in points per game (78.2) and steals per game (11.8).

Friday's matchup is the first meeting between the two schools.

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