Six Redhawks in Double Digits in 104-72 Rout Over Bluefield College
In a rebound win after a tough tournament weekend, MMC redeemed themselves on their home court in a massive 104-72 victory over Bluefield College. The Rams were fresh off a competition with Division I Tennessee State on Tuesday night, but proved to be no match for the high-pressure, full court defensive RedHawks.
November 10, 2010
PULASKI, Tenn. (11/10) – In a rebound win after a tough tournament weekend, MMC redeemed themselves on their home court in a massive 104-72 victory over Bluefield College. The Rams were fresh off a competition with Division I Tennessee State on Tuesday night, but proved to be no match for the high-pressure, full court defensive RedHawks.
As a team, MMC shot 58 percent from the field, as the defense forced 36 turnovers, and out-rebounded the Rams 46-38. Vee Young (Junior/Pulaski, Tenn.) was the top RedHawk rebounder with eight boards, followed by Ellen Pointer's (Freshman/Madison, Ala.) six.
"We played really well tonight against a good team," said Head Coach Jamy Bechler. "We were able to beat Bluefield at their own game. Jessy really led us defensively and handling the ball. Ashley and Micah hit some clutch shots when we needed them. Vee and Ellen really did a good job on the boards against a very athletic team, who also had a 6'4 player. I was totally surprised at the final score but not surprised that our girls played so well."
Six players reached double-digit scoring, lead by Young who dropped 24 points, and was 11-for-18 from the field. Point guard Jessy Christopher (Sophomore/Lebanon, Tenn.) checked in with 14 points, eight assists, and four steals on the night. Micah Anderson (Junior/Hohenwald, Tenn.) put 12 total points on the scoreboard, while Cori Jones (Senior/Lawrenceburg, Tenn.), Tyffani Fenwick (Junior/Fayetteville, Tenn.), and Ashley Meeks (Junior/Smyrna, Tenn.) each added 10.
The RedHawks found themselves in an 11-5 hole early on, but Meeks swung the momentum, coming up with three straight baskets locked the score at 11. A steal and a field goal by Christopher edged MMC ahead by two with just under 13 minutes in the half, though Bluefield would retake the lead with 8:11 on the clock. Fenwick, however, quickly drained a bucket that would push MMC ahead, 23-22, a lead they would never surrender. The RedHawks gained growing momentum through the remainder of the first stanza, heading to the locker room for halftime with a 46-33 lead.
The game broke open in the second half, as Martin Methodist put 58 total points on the board in the final frame. Becca Smithson (Sophomore/Dickson, Tenn.) scored the first second half points, fueling a 7-0 run in the first two minutes. Shooting 52.6 percent from the field in the half, the RedHawks broke 100 for the first time this season, and Bechler beat Bluefield College after twice losing to the Rams as the head coach at Bryan College.
MMC will next host Reinhardt University in the CLC on November 18 at 6pm, before taking to a two-game road stand.
Courtesy of the Martin Methodist Sports Information Department