Lions score over the century mark for second time this season

For the second time this season the women’s basketball team scored over the century mark as they defeated Fisk University 107-39 Nov. 30 in Flowers Hall.

It was the second highest margin of victory ever for the Lions. The highest was a 120-49 win over the University of West Alabama March 2, 1984.

The dominating win was expected of the Lions said head coach Missy Tiber.

“I thought we played hard and it’s tough when you’re not playing against great competition,” Tiber said. “It’s hard to get up for this kind of game but you have to rise up and play like you’re suppose to.”

The Lions were able to jump out to a hot start in the first half thanks to their ability to shoot from long distance. UNA finished the game (9-27) from three-point land.

“The big thing is we made seven threes in the first half,” Tiber said. “We also did better on making our free throws tonight, which is something I’ve been harping on.”

The Lions defense forced 25 turnovers, which led to 31 fast break points.

Senior guard Lauren Faris had 21 points while shooting 69 percent from the field to lead the Lions.

“We knew before the game that the game was going to be slow,” Faris. “Regardless of who you’re playing you still have to play to the best of your ability. “

Senior forward Makena Randle had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Lions. Freshman guard Jaclyn Heath finished with a career high 11 assists.

UNA (3-1) starts conference play this week as they host Valdosta State University Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.