BATESVILLE, Ark. – The ninth-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team rolled to a 70-56 win over conference rival, No. 20 Columbia College Saturday afternoon inside James C. Becknell Gymnasium. The Scots scored 18 points in the third quarter to build a substantial lead, on their way to victory over the Cougars.
Jamie Jackson (SR/Beebe, Ark.) (pictured below right) added her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Sarah Elkins (SO/Greenwood, Ark.) was the leading scorer with 14 points. Madison Riley (FR/Judsonia, Ark.) also added double-figure points with 11.
Lyon improves to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the AMC on the season, while Columbia falls to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in AMC play. The victory for Lyon puts them in a three-way tie for first place in the conference with No. 8 Freed-Hardeman and Hannibal-LaGrange as all three have 2-0 marks. Columbia falls to a four way tie for sixth place in the AMC.
BY THE NUMBERS
10 – Lyon outrebounded Columbia by 10 at 39-29. Jackson's 11 boards were followed up by six from Elkins. Liz Henderson (FR/Newark, Ark.) and Elliot Taylor (SR/Cabot, Ark.) (pictured left) also added four rebounds, while Kelsey Smith (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) and Gracen Ratliff (FR/Batesville, Ark.) had three apiece.
15 – Henderson and Taylor combined for 15 points for Lyon on a combined 7-of-13 from the field.
23.5 – Lyon held Columbia to a 23.5 percentage mark from beyond the arc. Columbia went 8-of-34 total, led by four three-pointers from Jordan Alford. The Scots had three three-pointers in the game, led by two from Riley.
55.8 – Lyon totaled a 55.8 field goal percentage, while holding Columbia to 31.7 percent overall. Elkins had seven total field goals to lead the Scots, while Henderson added four.
Columbia sprinted out to an early 15-4 lead, but Lyon climbed back by going on an 11-2 run to trail just 17-15 after the first quarter. The second quarter was back and forth, but the Scots collected a string of baskets from Taylor, Henderson, Elkins and Smith to take a nine point lead at 32-23 with 1:46 left in the half. Columbia added a few points late, but Lyon held a 35-27 advantage at the break.
The third quarter started with Riley giving the Scots a lift, firing a three-pointer a minute into the period. Columbia chipped away at the lead trailing 43-32 with 5:54 remaining, but the Scots then went on a roll at that point. With a 43-32 lead, Jackson and Allison Tackett (JR/Bauxite, Ark.) combined for the final 10 points of the quarter for Lyon as the Scots held a sizable 53-37 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
Lyon continued to keep their foot on the gas pedal, building a 63-39 lead two and a half minutes into the final period. Columbia then went on a 12-0 run to cut the deficit to 63-51 at the 3:09 mark, but the Scots broke through the Cougars' defensive full court pressure and claimed the victory down the stretch.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
The Scots will take a little over a week off until they host Philander-Smith College on Nov. 29. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., and will also be the fourth annual Furry Frenzy Toy Toss Game. Fans are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal that will be collected and presented to the United Way's Angel Tree program so less-fortunate children will have a merry Christmas.
|Columbia (Mo.) 4-1, 1-1 AMC||17||10||10||19||56|
|Lyon College 4-1, 2-0 AMC||15||20||18||17||70|
|Nov. 19, 2016|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#22 Jordan Alford - 17||Points||#3 Sarah Elkins - 14|
|#14 Morgan Brandt - 9||Rebounds||#22 Jamie Jackson - 11|
|2 Players (#22,#23) - 3||Assists||2 Players (#22,#30) - 3|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|
|31.7% (19 - 60)||Field Goals %||55.8% (29 - 52)|
|23.5% (8 - 34)||3 Point Field Goals %||25% (3 - 12)|
|71.4% (10 - 14)||Free Throws||69.2% (9 - 13)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||7|