Women’s basketball uses a balanced attack in victory

The women’s basketball team used a balanced attack in last night’s game against Concordia-Selma to end the two-game losing streak at Flowers Hall.

The Lions (11-7) had 10 different players who scored during the game with Corine White, the only player in double figures with 10 points in the 62-49 victory against the Hornets. The Lions also got back on the offensive side, connecting on seven 3-point baskets and shooting 39 percent as a team.

“We thought we could get the ball inside-we had Fillmore out of the lineup, but the freshmen came in and contributed well,” said head coach Terry Fowler. “We got some confidence from the 3-point line, and we have to be able to do that at home.”

With Fillmore out of the lineup, Cierra Anderson and White combined for 17 points and eight rebounds combined for the game.

“(Anderson) and (White) made some freshman mistakes, but they will only get better by playing,” Fowler said.

The Lions got off to a fast start in the first half-especially inside the paint-as the team carried a 35- 26 lead in the first half. The Hornets then made a run early in the second half, cutting the lead to 45-41, but that was as close the Hornets would make it for the rest of the game.

“In practice these past few weeks, we have been practicing a lot on our post feeds, so it was good to see us execute what we have been working on in practice,” White said. “It was good to pick up a win tonight to give us some confidence and momentum going into Saturday’s game.”

The Lion defense was touch all night-forcing 16 turnovers-and held the Hornets at 34 percent for the game, while the rebounding edge was even at 38.

“The past two games, our offense wasn’t really there, and coach wanted us to pick it up on the defensive end, so we had to be sure to go out and execute on that side,” White said.

The Lions will be back in action Saturday in a Gulf South Conference showdown against rival Alabama-Huntsville, with tipoff set for 1 p.m. at Flowers Hall.