Pesky Defense Lifts Trojans Over Lincoln Memorial; 68-55

Pesky Defense Lifts Trojans Over Lincoln Memorial; 68-55

Anderson, S.C – The Anderson University women's basketball team used pesky defense coupled with a big opening first quarter to win an important game over South Atlantic Conference opponent Lincoln Memorial, 68-55, on Wednesday evening at the Abney Athletic Center.

With the victory, the Trojans improve to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in SAC play while the Railsplitters fall to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in conference action.

KEY STATS

  • The Trojans shot 9-of-21(42.9%) from behind the arc, compared to LMU's 2-of-18(11.1%)
  • Anderson's defense held LMU to 22 points below its season average
  • Anderson's bench outscored LMU's bench 26-15
  • Anderson outscored Lenoir-Rhyne 22-11 in the third period of action
  • The Railsplitters placed two players in double-digit (Emily Griffith-16 pts) and (Rachel Griffith-10 pts)
  • Anderson placed three players in double-digit scoring

SCORE BY THE PERIODS

TEAM

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

FINAL

ANDERSON

27

17

17

7

68

LINCOLN MEMORIAL

15

9

18

13

55


NOTES

  • Anderson drained its first 4-of-5 shots of the game…all behind the arc
  • Senior Ace Easter scored a team-high 15 points while grabbing seven rebounds  
  • Junior Alexy Mollenhauer netted 11 points while ripping down eight rebounds
  • Junior Madison Baggett chipped in 10 points while running down three rebounds. Baggett was also credited with two steal and one assists on the evening  
  • The Trojans led by as many as 23 points on several occasions throughout the game
  • All 12 Trojans saw at least four minutes or more of action

EXTRA DRIBBLE

Anderson was outrebounded for the first time this season, 45-43

 

UP NEXT

Anderson will take an 11 day break before finishing up its three-game homestand against nonconference opponent Auburn Montgomery on Sunday, Dec. 30th. Tip-off is slated for 2 pm.

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