Mallory's Double-Double lifts Lady Lions over Park
"Kim Mallory led FHU with 28 points, including a 7-for-9 shooting performance from behind the arc"
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Mallory's Double-Double lifts Lady Lions over Park

Sat, Dec. 17, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team cruised to their eleventh straight win Saturday, as a double-double performance by Kim Mallory lifted FHU to a 79-41 win over Park University at the Brewer Sports Center.

Mallory led all scorers in the game with her sixth double-double of the season, as she shot an impressive 7-for-9 from behind the arc to end the game with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Tiffany Pate also joined the double-double club in the match-up, as she put up 10 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the win.

Gabrielle Nicholson rounded out the scoring for the Lady Lions, as she reached double digits in the contest with 14 points and five rebounds. Taleeah Cross continued her strong play on the offensive end, as she put up nine points and dished out an impressive eight assists in the win.

The Lady Lions (11-0, 5-0 AMC) shot a solid 34 percent from the field in the game compared to Park University (1-7, 1-4 AMC) who shot just 25 percent from the field in the loss. FHU also won the battle on the glass, as they out-rebounded the Pirates 62-30, led by Pate's 14 carom's. 

Kianna Lane and Jenae Rowe led the Pirates on the offensive end, as each put up seven points in the loss. Lexus Bradley led the Pirates on the glass with five rebounds.

The Lady Lions dominated the match-up from the opening tip, as they limited the Pirates to just four points in the opening seven minutes of the game, which allowed FHU to take a commanding 22-4 lead with 2:49 remaining in the first quarter. Kim Mallory dominated first quarter, as she fired in 14 of FHU's 24 points to lead the Lady Lions to a 24-9 lead entering the second quarter.

FHU continued to pull away in the second quarter, as Mallory continued her hot shooting, chipping in eight more points to lead the Lady Lions to a 42-17 lead entering the break. Mallory led all scorers in the first half with 22 points, as she shot an impressive 5-for-7 from behind the arc.

The Lady Lions continued to dominate in the second half, as they reached their largest lead of the game at the 61-21 mark with 5:48 remaining in the third quarter. From there, FHU would keep the Pirates in check for the remainder of the game, as the Lady Lions never allowed Park to get any closer than 30 points in the 79-41 victory.

With the win, the Lady Lions move to 11-0 on the season and 5-0 in conference play. Park University falls to 1-7 on the season and 1-4 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions return to action following the Christmas holiday on Thursday, December 29, as they make the trip to Batesville, Ark. to face No. 8 Lyon College. Tip off is slated for 5:30 PM.