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No. 7 Lady Senators continue to roll, drop Columbia State 60-31
 December 1, 2012

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – The seventh-ranked Walters State Lady Senators are accustomed to strong defensive efforts. Saturday afternoon, coach Dave Kragel’s team got another one.
The Lady Senators held Tennessee Community College Athletic Association rival Columbia State below the 50-point mark, as they done in all but two games, in a 60-31 victory inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium.

With the win, Walters State improves to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in TCCAA action, while the loss drops the Lady Chargers to 2-7 and 2-4.

The Lady Senators opened the game hot, taking a 14-4 lead less than five minutes in, as Aisjah Roan and Caprisha Rogers both nailed 3-pointers in the stretch. The lead swelled to 24-7 with 8:48 left in the half, but the Lady Chargers had a response.

Columbia State got 3-pointers from Teri Williams and Samantha Thomas in a closing 11-4 run, as the visitors trimmed the halftime deficit to 28-18.

Walters State shot only 31.7 percent (13 of 41) in the first half, including only 2 of 15 from the 3-point line. Monashia Bolduc led the Lady Senators with 10 points, while Tangela Crenshaw added six. Rogers had five points and six boards in the opening 20 minutes.

The Lady Chargers dropped in 36.4 percent (8 of 22) of their shots in the first half, but they committed 14 turnovers. Williams paced Columbia State with seven in the half.

Walters State opened the second half on a 10-4 run in the first five minutes, building a 38-22 lead, as the Lady Senators continued to force turnovers and convert on the offensive end. The lead was 48-29 with 9:14 left, and WSCC held the Lady Chargers to only one made field goal the rest of the way, with it coming in the closing seconds.

Walters State shot 34.6 percent (27 of 78) from the field in the win, while making only 2 of 19 from the 3-point line. Bolduc and Donnesha Shuler had 14 points each in the victory, while Crenshaw added eight, and Roan and Rogers (11 rebounds) had seven points each.

Columbia State shot only 30.4 percent (14 of 46) in the contest and turned the ball over 26 times, leading to 15 points for the Lady Senators. The Lady Chargers also failed to make a free throw in six attempts. Williams led Columbia with nine points and eight rebounds in the loss.

The Lady Senators will be back in action Friday, Dec. 7, when they travel to Lynchburg to take on Motlow State in a TCCAA matchup. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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