BATESVILLE, Ark. – The eighth-ranked Lyon College women's basketball rebounded nicely from a loss to No. 1 Freed-Hardeman University Thursday, by sprinting out to an early lead en route to a decisive 75-46 win over Williams Baptist University Saturday afternoon. The Scots led by as much as 30 points and entered the game ranked 17th in the nation with a 42.6 field goal percentage. Today, Lyon posted a 49.2 percentage from the field on 29-of-59 shooting.
Madison Riley (FR/Judsonia, Ark.) scored a career high 23 points to lead the Scots, while Sarah Elkins (SO/Greenwood, Ark.) pitched in 10 points and six rebounds. Kiara Moore (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) (pictured below) scored nine points and Elliot Taylor (SR/Cabot, Ark.) added six points and a team high nine rebounds.
The win gives Lyon their 10th of the season as they are now 10-2 overall and 6-1 in the AMC. Williams Baptist falls to 6-6 overall and 4-3 in the conference. In other AMC games, Freed-Hardeman defeated Central Baptist College 81-33, while William Woods University defeated Park University 77-59 and No. 13 Columbia College defeated Missouri Baptist 88-58. The Lions lead the conference with a 13-0 overall mark and 7-0 conference record, while the Scots sit tied for second place with the Owls as both are 6-1 in the conference.
BY THE NUMBERS
30.4 – The Scots hit 30.4 percent from beyond the arc in the game on 7-of-23 shooting. Riley hit a team high four three-pointers, while Moore, Kelsey Smith (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) and Ali Tucker (SO/Jonesboro, Ark.) each had one.
12 – Lyon's defense was played in part to recording 12 steals on the afternoon. Riley had three to lead the team and Elkins, Taylor and Liz Henderson (FR/Newark, Ark.) each added two steals.
6 – The Scots had six total blocks as well led by three from Elkins. Riley, Taylor and Samantha French (SO/Marshfield, Mo.) had one apiece.
18 – Lyon jumped out to an early 19 point lead, holding a 22-3 margin with 3:05 remaining in the first quarter. The Scots largest lead was 30 points at 63-33 with 5:17 left in the game.
35.4 – Williams Baptist was held to 35.4 percent from the field on 17-of-48 shooting. Da'Monique Brown led the Eagles with 12 points, while Alytrius Perry had 10.
Lyon jumped out by a wide margin early to take a 24-10 lead after the first quarter. Leading 26-14 with 6:39 left in the second quarter, Riley and Smith combined for Lyon's next seven points, while helping the team defend the Eagles. The Scots held WBC to under 20 points in the first half – taking a 38-18 lead at the break.
The Scots kept their foot on the gas pedal in the second half, scoring another 14 points in the third quarter. Riley scored the final four points in the third as Lyon would take another 20 point lead of 52-32 heading into the fourth quarter.
Lyon would open the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run, capped off by three points from Moore. The Eagles continued to struggle in finding ample opportunities as the Scots would run past WBC for the 29 point win.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
The Scots travel to Central Baptist on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off with the Mustangs. Lyon will then return to Becknell Gymnasium on Thursday when they host Hannibal-LaGrange University, also at 5:30 p.m.
|Williams Baptist (Ark.) 6-6, 4-3 AMC||10||8||14||14||46|
|Lyon College 10-2, 6-1 AMC||24||14||14||23||75|
|Dec. 31, 2016|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#30 Da'Monique Brown - 12||Points||#30 Madison Riley - 23|
|#30 Da'Monique Brown - 7||Rebounds||#33 Elliot Taylor - 9|
|#5 Alytrius Perry - 3||Assists||2 Players (#30,#33,#5) - 2|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|
|35.4% (17 - 48)||Field Goals %||49.2% (29 - 59)|
|26.3% (5 - 19)||3 Point Field Goals %||30.4% (7 - 23)|
|53.8% (7 - 13)||Free Throws||76.9% (10 - 13)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||13|