Mallory explodes for 34 points in 85-52 victory over Spartans
"Mallory put up a game-high 34 points in the victory"
Missouri Baptist University

Mallory explodes for 34 points in 85-52 victory over Spartans

Mon, Jan. 23, 2017 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team continued their undefeated streak Monday, as they cruised to an 85-52 victory over Missouri Baptist University for their 20th win of the season.

Kim Mallory led the Lady Lions on the attack, as she exploded for 34 points and 11 rebounds to notch her ninth double-double of the season. Mallory caught fire from behind the arc early and never looked back, as she shot an impressive 4-for-5 from three-point range to help the Lady Lions pull away in the second half.

Taleeah Cross also reached double digits in the match-up, as she chipped in 20 points of her own while pulling down seven rebounds and dishing out five assists.
The Lady Lions also won the rebound battle in the match-up, as they out-rebounded the Spartans 37-18, led by Mallory's 11 carom's.

The Lady Lions (20-0, 14-0 AMC) shot 46 percent in the game compared to Missouri Baptist (7-11, 6-8 AMC), who shot 38 percent from the field and 21 percent from behind the arc.

Shaylen Robinson led the Spartans on the attack, as she contributed 17 points in the match-up. Chanel Brown followed close behind, as she chipped in 15 points of her own while shooting a perfect 7-for-7 from the field.

Missouri Baptist would strike first in the game, as Shaylen Robinson put the Spartans on the board with a three-point field goal to take an early lead. Kim Mallory; however, would strike back and fire in 15 of her 34 points in the first stanza to give the Lady Lions a 20-14 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Lady Lions would continue to pile it on in the second quarter, as they reached their largest lead of the half at the 28-18 mark with 5:30 remaining  in the first half. The Spartans would respond with a 5-0 run to pull within five points at the 28-23 mark with three minutes remaining in the half before the Lady Lions out-shot MBU 7-5 to close the half with a 35-28 lead.

The Lady Lions continued to roll in the second half, as they reached their largest lead of the game at the 81-48 mark with 5:45 remaining in regulation. The hot shooting would continue for FHU as they kept a double digit lead for the remainder of the game on their way to an 85-52 victory on the road.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 20-0 on the season and 14-0 in conference play. The Spartans fall to 7-11 on the season and 6-8 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions are back in action Saturday, January 28th, as they make the trip to Hannibal, Mo. to take on Hannibal-LaGrange University. Tip off is slated for 1:00 PM.