Lady Lions dominate Stephens 74-40; move to 10-0
"Kim Mallory led the Lady Lions with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the victory"
Stephens College

Lady Lions dominate Stephens 74-40; move to 10-0

Thu, Dec. 15, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The No. 1 ranked Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team continued their hot start to the season Thursday, as they notched their tenth straight win with a 74-40 victory over Stephens College at the Brewer Sports Center.

Kim Mallory paced the Lady Lion attack with her fifth double-double performance of the season, as she dropped 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Carrie Hatchel followed close behind, as she put up 13 points off the bench, including a a perfect 3-for-3 shooting performance from behind the arc. 

Taleeah Cross and Morgan Warren also reached double digits in the match-up, as each contributed 11 points in the win. The Lady Lions also dominated the glass in the match-up, as they out-rebounded the Stars 43-19, led by Mallory and Tiffany Pate, who each contributed 10 rebounds in the win.

The Lady Lions (10-0, 4-0 AMC) shot 44 percent in the game compared to Stephens College (2-9, 1-4 AMC), who shot just 30 percent from the field and 20 percent from behind the arc.

Makenzie Jemes led the Stars on the attack with eight points while Sierra Pryor and Chalee Britt followed close behind, each with seven points. Britt also led Stephens College on the glass, as she pulled down six rebounds in the loss.

Morgan Warren got things started for the Lady Lions, as she knocked down the first five points of the game with a three point field goal and a layup. The momentum would continue from there, as FHU held Stephens College to just seven points in the first quarter to extend their lead to 14 at the 21-7 mark.

The hot shooting would continue in the second quarter, as the Lady Lions reached their largest lead of the half at the 42-16 mark with 2:31 remaining in the second quarter. FHU would keep a comfortable lead to close the half, as they took a 44-18 lead entering the break.

Carrie Hatchel led all scorers in the first stanza, as all 13 of her points came in the first half. Taleeah Cross dished out an impressive six assists in the first half while Kim Mallory led all players on the glass with five rebounds.

The Lady Lions had one of their best first-half shooting performances of the season, as they shot an impressive 55 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the arc.

The Lady Lions continued to extend their lead to begin the second half, as they reached their largest lead of the game at the 65-29 mark, following a bucket by Taleeah Cross. The Lady Lions would not allow Stephens College to get any closer than 30 points to finish the game, as they cruised to a 74-40 victory.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 10-0 on the season and 4-0 in conference play. The Stars fall to 2-9 on the season and 1-4 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions continue their conference home-stand Saturday, as they host Park (Mo.) University. Tip off is set for 1:00 PM at the Brewer Sports Center.