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No. 8 Lady Senators rout No. 23 Volunteer State, 55-32
 December 9, 2012

GALLATIN, Tenn. — The eighth ranked Walters State Lady Senators handed the 23rd ranked Volunteer State Lady Pioneers their first loss of the season Saturday by rolling to a 55-32 road victory in Tennessee Community College Athletic Association play.The Lady Senators (10-1, 7-0 TCCAA) took sole possession of first place in the TCCAA standings by using their stifling defense combined with a red-hot shooting first half on offense to get an easy win.

The Lady Pioneers (11-1, 6-1) never threatened Walters State after the teams exchanged the lead briefly in the early going.

The Lady Senators grabbed a 15-8 lead less than eight minutes in, and they continued to build on the lead throughout the remainder of the half. WSCC made 57.1 percent (16 of 28) of their shots in the opening 20 minutes, as they build the lead as high as 23 points before taking a 39-17 lead at halftime.

The second half turned into a defensive struggle, as the Lady Senators outscored the Lady Pioneers, 16-15, in the frame. Walters State spread the lead to 52-24 with 6:05 left, and they coasted to the win.

The Lady Senators finished the night shooting 43.1 percent (22 of 51) from the field, including 5 of 16 (31.3 percent) from long range. WSCC held a 38-23 advantage on the glass, including 12-2 on the offensive end.

Aisjah Roan led the Lady Senators with 20 points in the win, while Tangela Crenshaw added 10 points and seven rebounds. Donnesha Shuler tallied eight points, six boards and three steals, and Caprisha Rogers added three swipes as well. Karly Frye dished out six of the 16 assists in the victory.

Volunteer State shot only 28.6 percent (10 of 35) from the floor, and they came up empty on all eight attempts from behind the 3-point line. They also committed 17 turnovers, leading to 18 points for Walters State.

Briana Neal led the Lady Pioneers with eight points in the defeat.

The Lady Senators will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 15, when they travel to Rockingham, N.C., to take part in the Rockingham Holiday Classic at Rockingham Community College.

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