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Basketball: LWC Women to face No. 3 Thomas More

By Kyle Jackson

The (RV) Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team looks to keep their undefeated record at home intact this weekend as they welcome in No. 3-ranked Thomas More (KY) Saturday evening, December 4, 2021. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30pmCT tomorrow at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

The Blue Raiders (5-3, 2-1 MSC) enter the match after defeating a depleted Shawnee State (OH) side 83-63 last evening, pushing the Blue Raiders to fifth in the conference standings.

Amerah Steele had another dominant performance for the Blue Raiders in the match, leading the team with 19 points while three other Blue Raiders in Bree Glover, Sydnie Hall, and Maleigha Oldham all had double-digit points in the game.

Steele currently leads the team in points per game averaging 12.6 with Hall just behind her averaging 12.5 PPG. Glover continues to lead the team in rebounds per game averaging 9.7 so far this season ranking second in the conference. Glover also is averaging 2.8 blocks per game, the ninth-highest average in the NAIA. As a team, the Blue Raiders are averaging 74.1 points per game and are shooting 42.3 percent from the floor.

As for the Saints (7-1, 3-0 MSC), they enter the match on a six-game win streak including wins over No. 6 Carroll (Mont.) and No. 15 St. Xavier (Ill.). The Saints are perfect in conference play to start the year after defeating Cumberland (Tenn.) away from home 75-70 last evening.

Junior guard Summer Secrist leads the Saints in scoring averaging 15 points per game while junior guard Emily Simon ranks tenth in the conference averaging 14.4 PPG. Graduate forward Alexah Chrisman leads the team in rebounds per game averaging 8.5, ranking fifth in the conference. Senior guard Taylor Clos sits tied for the lead in free throw percentage in the NAIA after shooting 100 percent from the line so far this season.

As a team, the Saints are averaging 75.1 points per game and are shooting 40.4 percent from the floor. They currently rank eleventh in the country in free throws made per game at 17.9 and twelfth in the nation in free throw percentage at 77.3.

Tomorrow's meeting will mark the sixth time the two programs have met with the Saints holding a slender 3-2 all-time series lead over the Blue Raiders. Lindsey Wilson lost the previous match against the Saints away from home on January 23rd, 56-69.

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

This story was posted on 2021-12-03 14:13:57
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