McNeal's 21 carries Lady Rams in 68-58 win over Milligan
lady rams have now won two straight AAC wins before hitting the road again
Sports Information Department BC
January 31, 2012
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Bluefield, Virginia- A 21-point effort from Teqa Mcneal led the way for the Lady Rams in their 68-58 victory over Mlligan College Lady Buffaloes on Tuesday evening in Bluefield.
The first twenty minutes of the contest were very close as both teams traded shots and turnovers in a scrappy first half at the Dome gymnsasium.
The Lady Rams led throughout most of the first half until a turnover by Teqa McNeal resulted in an easy transition bucket for Chelsey Weddle. The layup gave Milligan their first lead of the game at 19-17 with 7:45 left to play in the first frame.
Milligan's biggest of the lead of the half and the game for that matter was only three points at 20-17. With three minutes left to play in the first half, the Lady Rams turned up the heat going on a 14-3 run. BC got back-to-back three's from McNeal and Cataldi that helped spark the run.
With .8 seconds to go, BC finished the half with a buzzer-beater layup by Rouse to extend their lead going into the break at 31-23.
Bluefield continued to bring the pressure going inside and outside with nice combination from McNeal and Tolliver. Tolliver brought a huge spark off the bench for Coach Baker's side contributing eight points and nine rebounds, just shy of a double-double.
With 13:05 left to play in the game, the Lady Buffaloes were able to cause a few turnovers and get back into the contest off of two uncontested shots and corner three-pointer. They drew the game back to 37-36.
The one-point BC lead was the slimmest Milligan could cut it to on the evening though. Back to back field goals by leading scorer Teqa McNeal led the charge for the Lady Rams to finish the game off as Bluefield finished on a 17-7 run late in the contest.
The 68-58 win gave Bluefield their second consecutive season sweep of an AAC opponent, as they gear up for a two-game conference road trip over the weekend.
High scorers: McNeal (21), Rouse (10), Cataldi (9).