Lady Lions top Lindenwood-Bellville in Overtime Thriller
"Mallory led the charge again for the Lady Lions with 19 points"
(24)Lindenwood University-Belleville

Lady Lions top Lindenwood-Bellville in Overtime Thriller

Sat, Jan. 21, 2017 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - Earlier in the season, it took overtime for the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team to take down Lindenwood University-Belleville. Saturday was no different, as the Lady Lions were able to prevail over the Lynx in overtime once gain with a 66-60 victory at the Brewer Sports Center.

Kim Mallory led the charge for the Lady Lions once again, as she put up 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Taleeah Cross and Sandrea Sylman also reached double digits in the match-up, as each contributed 15 points in the win.

The Lady Lions (19-0, 13-0 AMC) shot just 35 percent from the field in the game after getting off to a slow start in the first half. Lindenwood-Belleville (13-6, 9-4 AMC), on the other hand started the game hot and ended the game shooting a 40 percent clip from the field.

Four players reached double digits for the Lynx, led by Torre Kohrmann who ended the night with 17 points. Alison Webb followed close behind with 13 points of her own while Candace Niemerg chipped in 12. Leeah Jason rounded out the scoring for the Lynx with 10 points.

The Lynx also won the rebound battle in the match-up, as they out-rebounded the Lady Lions 35-31 in the contest, led by Alison Webb, who pulled down 11 rebounds to complete her double-double performance.

The Lady Lions started the game slow, as Lindenwood-Belleville would score the first five points in the game before Tiffany Pate would end the scoring drought with a layup. Pate would have one of her best shooting performances of the season, as she contributed eight of FHU's 12 points in the first quarter.

The Lady Lady Lions would crawl back in it in the second stanza, as they reached their first lead of the game at the 22-20 mark with 6:01 remaining in the half. The Lady Lions would continue to find their rhythm throughout the second quarter, as they out-shot the Lynx 13-6 to end the half with a 35-26 lead entering the break.

Lindenwood-Belleville; however, would not go away, as they opened the third quarter strong and out-shot the Lady Lions 21-11 to even things up at 44 apiece entering the final quarter of play.

The final stanza would go back and forth until the end of regulation, as the fourth quarter saw three ties with the Lynx reaching a six point advantage at the 52-46 mark with 7:57 remaining in the game. The Lady Lions; however, would overcome the deficit as they out-shot the Lynx 12-6 to even things up at 58 apiece at the end of regulation to force overtime.

The Lady Lions would keep the momentum going in the overtime period, as they out-shot the Lynx 8-2 to pull out the 66-60 victory to remain undefeated on the season.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 19-0 on the season and 13-0 in conference play. The Lynx fall to 13-6 on the season and 9-4 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions will not get much a break following the victory, as they travel to St. Louis, Mo. Monday, January 23rd for a match-up with Missouri Baptist University. Tip off is slated for 5:30 PM.