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No. 7 Lady Senators roll to 82-40 win at Jackson State
 February 2, 2013

JACKSON, Tenn. – The seventh ranked Walters State Lady Senators grabbed an early lead and never trailed Friday night in rolling to an 82-40 road victory over Tennessee Community College Athletic Association rival Jackson State.

The Lady Senators raced to a 22-point halftime lead and held their second consecutive league opponent below 50 points in collecting another big victory.

With the win, Walters State improves to 20-1 on the season overall and 12-0 in TCCAA play, with all 12 wins in the conference coming by at least 15 points.

The loss drops the Lady Generals to 1-14 on the year and 0-10 in TCCAA action.

The Lady Senators forced 18 turnovers in the contest, with 17 being steals. Sophomore Caprisha Rogers recorded a career-high 10 steals in the win.

Walters State also dominated the game off the bench, with the reserves for the Lady Senators holding a 35-21 edge over the Lady Generals. WSCC owned the boards as well by outrebounding Jackson State 52-23, including 26 offensive rebounds that led to 17 second chance points.

The Lady Senators shot nearly 50 percent in the first half to take a 42-20 lead at intermission, and despite shooting slightly less efficient in the second half, they outscored the Lady Generals 40-20 in the final 20 minutes.

Walters State shot 44.6 percent (33 of 74) from the field in the contest, including 9 of 22 (40.9 percent) from behind the 3-point line.

Aisjah Roan led the Lady Senators with 16 points in the contest, and she added five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Tangela Crenshaw (eight rebounds) and MiShannon Wilbanks (five rebounds, five assists) each added 13 points in the win, while Rogers completed a terrific night with nine points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals to go along with her 10 swipes.

Karly Frye added eight points and five assists in the victory.

Jackson State shot just 28 percent (14 of 50) in the contest, which included just 2 of 13 from long range. Michaela Thompson led the Lady Generals with 12 points and Lee Ann Bagget added 11 in the defeat.

The Lady Senators will be back in action today when they travel to Columbia to take on the Lady Chargers of Columbia State. Tipoff of the TCCAA contest is set for 3 p.m.

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