Lady Lions dominate CBC 81-33; move to 13-0
"Kim Mallory's 16 points and 11 rebounds led the Lady Lions on the attack"
Central Baptist College

Lady Lions dominate CBC 81-33; move to 13-0

Sat, Dec. 31, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

CONWAY, Ark. - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team continued to live up to their No. 1 ranking Saturday, as they notched their thirteenth straight win with an 81-33 victory at Central Baptist College to continue their undefeated start to the season.

Kim Mallory paced the Lady Lion attack with her seventh double-double performance of the season, as she put up 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Tiffany Pate followed close behind and nearly reached a double-double of her own, as she put up 10 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the win.

Taleeah Cross and Reagen Floyd also reached double digits in the match-up, as Cross finished the day with 13 points while Floyd chipped in 11 to round out the scoring for the Lady Lions.

The Lady Lions (13-0, 7-0 AMC) shot 41 percent in the game compared to Central Baptist (3-10, 2-6 AMC), who shot just 17 percent from the field after going 5-for-30 from the field.

Karlie Senko led the Mustangs on the attack with eight points while Audrey Moran followed close behind with six points and four rebounds. Emily Ridgell led Central Baptist on the glass, as she pulled down six rebounds in the loss.

The Lady Lions started the game hot and never looked back, as they reached their largest lead of the first half at the 43-15 mark entering the break. Kim Mallory paced the Lady Lion attack in the first half by reaching double-double status entering the break, as 12 of her 16 points came in the first half. 

The Lady Lions found their stride in the first half, as they shot 40 percent from the field and 41 percent from behind the arc after going 7-for-17 from three-point range. Mallory used consistency on the offensive end to lead the Lady Lions, as she shot a solid 4-for-7 from the field and a perfect 2-for-2 from behind the arc to help FHU pull away in the opening two quarters.

The Lady Lions continued to extend their lead to begin the second half, as they reached their largest lead of the game at the 81-33 mark with under a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, following a jump shot by Rebekah Hammond. The Lady Lions would not allow Central Baptist to get any closer than 30 points in the second half, as they cruised to an 81-33 victory.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 13-0 on the season and 7-0 in conference play. The Mustangs fall to 3-10 on the season and 2-6 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions return home Tuesday, January 3rd, as they host Williams Baptist (Ark.) College for a 5:30 PM match-up at the Brewer Sports Center.