Lady Lions roll to 44 point victory at Stephens
"Taleeah Cross led the Lady Lions with 19 points and 5 assists in the victory"
Stephens College

Lady Lions roll to 44 point victory at Stephens

Thu, Feb. 2, 2017 - [Women's Basketball]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion basketball team continued to roll Thursday night, as they cruised to an 81-37 victory over Stephens College on the road in Columbia, Mo.

Five players reached double digits for the Lady Lions in the victory, led by Taleeah Cross who put up 19 points and dished out five assists. Gabrielle Nicholson and Kim Mallory followed close behind, as each contributed 16 points while Sandrea Sylman finished with 12. Tiffany Pate rounded out the scoring for the Lady Lions, as she recorded a double-double in the match-up with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

FHU (22-0, 16-0 AMC) shot nearly 49 percent from the field in the game compared to Stephens College (7-16, 6-11 AMC) who shot just 25 percent from the field and 18 percent from behind the arc. The Lady Lions made things difficult on the Stars throughout the game as they forced an impressive 21 turnovers and snagged 12 steals. 

Chalee Britt led Stephens College on the offensive end with 11 points and six rebounds while Briana Clark followed close behind with eight points in the loss. 

The Lady Lions dominated the offensive possession from the opening tip as they out-shot Stephens College 40-29 in the first half. FHU held a double digit lead for a majority of the first half, as they entered the break up 11 at the 40-29 mark.

The Lady Lions picked up right where they left off to begin the second half, as they out-shot the Stars 18-7 in the third quarter to take a commanding 58-36 lead into the final frame.

FHU continued to roll in the fourth quarter courtesy of solid defensive pressure that limited the Stars to just one point in the final frame. The Lady Lions would reach their largest lead of the game at the end of regulation, as they cruised to an 81-37 victory on the road.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 22-0 on the season and 16-0 in conference play. The Stars fall to 7-16 on the season and 6-11 in AMC play with the loss.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions continue their road schedule Saturday, February 4th, as they make the trip to Parkville, Mo. to face Park University. Tip off is slated for 1:00 PM.