Concordia’s Malashia Chandler, right, tries to get open against Selma University’s Mercedes Scott during Saturday’s game. -- Robert Hudson

Lady Hornets defeat Lady Bulldogs, 62-40

Published 12:17am Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Concordia College Lady Hornets were able to control the pace of the game in Saturday’s 62-40 win over the Selma University Lady Bulldogs.

Eric Jackson, head women’s basketball coach of Concordia (6-11), said the Lady Hornets relied on pressure defense during Saturday’s win.

“We decided to put consistent and constant pressure on them tonight,” Jackson said. “We tried to make sure they weren’t comfortable in any offensive set that they do, and that we executed on offense. And they did that very well tonight.”

Ron Rembert, head women’s basketball coach of Selma University (4-9), said his team started off the game too slow.

“Probably as good a word that comes to mind right now is that we were just flat. There were a lot of mental errors that we made on our part,” Rembert said. “I just think that by us coming out flat, a little bit lackadaisical, we got behind and played from behind the entire game. We did make runs and spurts, but we would always revert back to the things that got us in the hole in the beginning. I give Concordia credit. They did what they needed to do to win the ball game.”

The Lady Hornets took a 35-15 lead into halftime and pushed their lead to 47-28 before Selma’s Mercedes Scott hit a pair of free throws and scored on a mid-range jumper to make it a 47-32 game with 7:09 left to play.

The Lady Bulldogs continued to chip away at Concordia’s lead, as Treasure Baker hit two free throws to make it 47-34 with 6:22 left.

But Concordia took back the momentum, as Taryn Morris hit two free throws and Milashia Chandler scored on a layup to extend the Lady Hornets’ lead to 51-34 with 4:56 remaining.

Pashen Thompson hit two free throws and a mid-range shot for the Lady Hornets, and Teresa Hill added two more points to put Concordia’s lead at 57-34 with 3:03 left, securing the win.

Crystal Turk had 8 points for Selma, while Baker and Scott each had 6 points for the Lady Bulldogs.

Hill led Concordia with 13 points, while Thompson had 12 points and Tierra Newell had 11 points for the Lady Hornets.

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