Lady Rams Drop Conference Game Against Milligan
The Lady Rams drop the conference game versus Milligan College on Saturday with a 75-55 loss for the Lady Rams.
January 8, 2011
Courtesy of Milligan's Sports Information Department
Milligan College, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2011) --- The Milligan College women's basketball team picked up their first Appalachian Athletic Conference victory of the season as they defeated Bluefield College 75-55 on Saturday inside Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.
Senior Katrina Morris continues the Lady Rams season with a 1-1 standing in the AAC conference.
The Lady Buffs slowly opened built a 14-11 lead in the first half. They added to their advantage when they went on a 14-0 run capped off by a 3-pointer from Megan Casteel (Greeneville, Tenn.) and a basket from Tracy Hardiman (Maryville, Tenn.) to give Milligan the first double digit lead of the day. The Lady Rams cut the Milligan advantage to single digits, but Johneshia Good (Johnson City, Tenn.) put the Lady Buffs back up 30-19 with five minutes remaining in the half. Milligan ended the period on a 13-3 run to take a 41-22 lead into halftime.
The second half saw the Lady Buffs maintain their advantage despite Bluefield's attempts to make a late comeback. Milligan took their biggest lead of the game with 8:06 left in the game when Ashlee Price (Rogersville, Tenn.) gave Milligan a 66-40 advantage.
Alisha Mainer (Flag Pond, Tenn.) recorded 19 points and 14 rebounds, which were both season highs. Good had 13 points, while Heather Mandela (Fairfax, Va.) recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds. Dorian Freeman (Augusta, Ga.) scored eight points.
As a team, the Lady Buffs were 28-of-55 (51%) from the field and 5-of-12 (42%) from behind the arc. Bluefield was 22-of-61 (36%) from the floor and 6-of-17 (35%) from the 3-point line.
The Lady Rams now move to 1-1 on the season in conference play. They will take on Pikeville College on January 10 with a 5:00 pm tip-off scheduled. The Lady Rams will return to conference play on January 12 against Union College in the dome with a 5:30 pm start time.