Strong second half lifts Lady Lions over Harris Stowe
"Mallory led the charge for Freed-Hardeman with 21 points and 10 rebounds"
(RV)Harris-Stowe State University

Strong second half lifts Lady Lions over Harris Stowe

Thu, Jan. 19, 2017 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team started slow, but finished strong Thursday night, as they picked up their 18th straight win of the season with a 77-62 victory over Harris Stowe State University at the Brewer Sports Center.

Kim Mallory paced the Lady Lion attack, as she put up 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Mallory also found success at the stripe as 10 of her 21 points came off free throws. 

Taleeah Cross and Gabrielle Nicholson also reached double digits in the match-up, as each contributed 15 points in the win. 
Nicholson had one of her best shooting performances of the season, as she led the Lady Lions in the second half and ended the night shooting a 50 percent clip from behind the arc.

The Lady Lions also found success on the glass, as they out-rebounded the Hornets 45-35 in the match-up, led by Mallory and Haylee Croom, who combined for 20 of FHU's 45 rebounds in the contest.

The Lady Lions (18-0, 12-0 AMC) shot just 30 percent from the field in the first half, but followed it up with a 42 percent shooting performance in the second half to secure the win.

Harris-Stowe State University (12-6, 8-4 AMC), on the other hand, shot 43 percent in the first half, but struggled in the second half, shooting just 25 percent in the loss.

Angela Randall led the Hornets on the attack with 19 points while Brionna Taylor followed close behind with 14 points as she shot 50 percent from the field in the game. Khalilah Morrow led Harris Stowe on the glass, as she pulled down eight rebounds in the loss.

The Lady Lions started the game slow, as they would not take their first lead until the 2:39 mark in the first quarter, as Sandrea Sylman connected on a three-point field goal to put FHU up 16-13. Sylman led the Lady Lions on the attack in the first quarter with eight points, as FHU took a 21-19 lead entering the second quarter.

The Lady Lions kept pace with Harris Stowe in the second quarter, as each team chipped in 17 apiece to give FHU a slight advantage at the 38-36 mark entering the half. 

The Lady Lions would break things open in the third quarter, as they out-shot the Hornets 26-11 to reach their largest lead of the game at the 64-47 mark entering the final quarter of play.

FHU would keep a double digit lead for the remainder of the game, as Harris Stowe could not get any closer than 13 points, as the Lady Lions cruised to their 18th straight victory with the 77-62 win.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 18-0 on the season and 12-0 in conference play. The Hornets fall to 12-6 on the season and 8-4 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions will not get much a break following the victory, as they host No. 24 Lindenwood University-Belleville Saturday at the Brewer Sports Center.  Tip off is slated for 1:00 PM.