Lady Lions move to 9-0; top Toppers 76-56
"Taleeah Cross led the Lady Lion attack with 29 points"
Blue Mountain College

Lady Lions move to 9-0; top Toppers 76-56

Sat, Dec. 10, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team continued their quest for perfection Saturday, as they picked up their ninth win of the season with a 76-56 victory over Blue Mountain College at the Brewer Sports Center.

Senior leader Taleeah Cross led the Lady Lions on the attack with 29 points, including an impressive 3-for-6 shooting performance from behind the arc. Kim Mallory followed close behind with her fourth double-double of the season, as she put up 17 points and pulled down an impressive 14 rebounds in the win.

The Lady Lions (9-0, 3-0 AMC) shot 43 percent in the game compared to Blue Mountain (2-4, 0-2 SSAC), who shot just 38 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the arc.

Madison McCreless led the Toppers on the attack, as she contributed 28 of Blue Mountain's 56 points in the match-up while going 10-for-15 from the field and 3-for-4 from behind the arc. McCreless also led Blue Mountain on the glass, as she pulled down 10 rebounds in the loss.

The Lady Lions kept a comfortable lead for a majority of the game, as they held a seven point advantage following the first quarter. The hot shooting would continue in the second stanza, as FHU would more than double their lead at the 35-15 mark entering the break.

The Lady Lions would continue to roll in the second half, as they reached their largest lead of the game at the 47-20 mark  with 5:27 remaining in the third quarter. The double digit lead would continue throughout the remainder of the game, as the Lady Lions rolled to a 76-56 victory.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 9-0 on the season. The Toppers fall to 2-4 on the season with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions return to conference play Thursday, December 15th, as they host Stephens College for a 5:30 PM match-up at the Brewer Sports Center.


DOUBLE CROSS: Taleeah Cross has reached double digits in eight of the nine match-ups so far this season, including five games where she has reached 20 points or more.