The Central State Lady Marauders picked up their first road win of the season with a 73-66 victory over Alderson Broaddus.
From CSU’s athletic site, “The Battlers got off to a strong start, leading by as many as 5 midway through the 1st half. A 3 pointer from Sydney Shaffer gave the Battlers a 17-12 lead with 8:51 to go in the period. CSU responded with a 9-0 run en route to a 27-23 lead at half. CSU forward Kourtni Perry finished the half with 10 points to lead all scorers.”
Broaddus was ahead by as many as 5 points on two occurances. Iniquia Snell got hot and made two 3 pointers on back-to-back possessions to help CSU back in the game.
Forward Amanda Pierce capitalized on two free throws to give CSU their first lead since much earlier in the game. The game turned to be much more interesting because each teams were trading baskets, Broaddus led 60-59 with five minutes left.
With their backs against the wall, CSU responded with a 10-0 run. Snell made both free throws at two minutes to put the Lady Marauders up 69-60. CSU’s defense would kept the lead. With much determination, they held the Battlers to just one field goal and forced three turnovers.
Snell and Perry led all scorers with 18 points each. Perry snagged 13 rebounds to record her third-straight double double. Amanda Pierce dominated the game, she finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks.
“Kourtni and Amanda have been playing really well together as of late,” CSU Head Coach Sheba Harris said, according to the school’s website. “As a team, we had another 60 rebound performance, 33 on the offensive end. We still have to do a better job of finishing around the basket.”
CSU’s woman’s basketball will try to make it two in a row when it faces off against Davis & Elkins on Saturday at 2pm.