Mallory propels Lady Lions to victory over William Woods
"Mallory led the Lady Lions with 23 points and 11 rebounds in the win"
(RV)William Woods University

Mallory propels Lady Lions to victory over William Woods

Sat, Jan. 7, 2017 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team continued their undefeated streak Saturday, as they picked up their 16th win of the season with a 62-50 victory over William Woods University at the Brewer Sports Center.

Kim Mallory paced the Lady Lion attack with her eighth double-double performance of the season, as she put up 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Tiffany Pate followed close behind and nearly reached a double-double of her own, as she put up eight points and led the Lady Lions on the glass with 13 rebounds.

Carrie Hatchel found success off the bench for the Lady Lions, as she chipped in nine points, including a 3-for-6 shooting performance from behind the arc. Taleeah Cross put up eight points in the match-up, all of which came in the fourth quarter, to aid the Lady Lions in securing the victory. Cross also found success getting her teammates involved, as she dished out six assists in the win.

The Lady Lions (16-0, 10-0 AMC) shot 34 percent in the game compared to William Woods (10-5, 7-3 AMC), who shot 33 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the arc.

April Gebke led the Owls on the attack with 12 points while Kelsey Scherder followed close behind with 10 points on 2-for-6 shooting from behind the arc. Kaycee Gerald led William Woods on the glass, as she pulled down seven rebounds in the loss.

The Lady Lions started the game hot, as Kim Mallory took control and accounted for 15 of FHU's 17 points in the first quarter. Despite the hot shooting by Mallory, the Owls would hang in there during the opening minutes of the game, as the first quarter saw two ties and two lead changes with FHU taking a 17-14 lead entering the second quarter of play.

The Lady Lions kept pace in the second quarter and extended their lead to as many as seven at the 23-16 mark and kept a seven point advantage for a majority of the quarter until Kelsey Scherder connected on a three-point field goal to pull the Owls within four points at the 27-23 mark entering the break.

The Lady Lions would continue to extend their lead in the second half, as they reached their largest lead of the game at the 46-31 mark at the end of the third quarter, following two made free throws by Haylee Croom

From there, the Lady Lions would keep a double digit lead for the remainder of the game, as they did not allow William Woods to get any closer than 10 points, as they were able to secure the 62-50 victory.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 16-0 on the season and 10-0 in conference play. The Owls fall to 10-5 on the season and 7-3 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions are back in action Thursday, January 12th, as they travel to St. Louis, Mo. to face St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Tip off is scheduled for 5:30 PM.


Stephens College def. St. Louis College of Pharmacy (67-49)

Lindenwood-Belleville def. Park University (75-66)

Harris Stowe def. Missouri Baptist (77-48)

Columbia def. Williams Baptist (54-49)

Central Batist def. Hannibal-LaGrange (67-52)


Freed-Hardeman (16-0, 10-0 AMC)
Lyon College (12-2, 8-1 AMC)
LU-Belleville (12-4, 8-2 AMC)
Columbia (13-3, 7-3 AMC)
Harris Stowe (11-5, 7-3 AMC)
William Woods (10-5, 7-3 AMC)
Williams Baptist (6-9, 4-6 AMC)
Missouri Baptist (5-9, 4-6 AMC)
Central Baptist (4-11, 3-7 AMC)
Stephens College (4-13, 2-8 AMC)
Park University (2-11, 2-8 AMC)
Hannibal-LaGrange (2-14, 2-9 AMC)
St. Louis Pharmacy (1-9, 0-8 AMC)