LION WOMEN FIND GROOVE IN FIRST, TOPPING LSU-SHREVEPORT
December 01, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Justin Oliver, SID Asst.
November 30, 2004
COMMERCE – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team swung the game open midway into the first half with 21 unanswered points and never trailed again in a 78-58 win Tuesday night over Louisiana State-Shreveport.
Down 11-7 with 15 minutes to play in the first half, the Lions (3-1) scored the next 21 consecutive points, a streak not broken until seven minutes later with A&M-C leading 28-12.
Althea Byfield scored six of her 17 points in that time along with adding nine rebounds for the game, a season high.
Hazel Woods turned in 22 points for the Lions on 8-of-16 field goals along with seven assists.
The Lady Pilots (3-4) pulled within nine points, 33-24, coming out of halftime on a layup from Dyamond Hogg, who accounted for 15 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
From then, the Lions continued with 13 more unanswered points to secure their third home win of the year.
Both teams combined for 32 steals (18-14 Lions) and 55 turnovers (29-26 Lady Pilots). VaKesha Turner secured four steals in addition to eight points.
The Lions shot 45.0 percent from the field compared to 35.7 percent from LSUS.
The A&M-Commerce women play again in the first game of a double header on Thursday at the A&M-C Field House at 6 p.m. against Northeastern (Okla.) State. The men follow play at 8 p.m.