BATESVILLE, Ark. – Three players scored in double figures for the Lyon College women's basketball team, as the Scots used a big third quarter to cruise past Stephens College 75-46 Thursday night inside James C. Becknell Gymnasium. Lyon stepped up in the second half hitting six three-pointers, while scoring 47 total points to separate from Stephens in the end. The win for the Scots is the team's sixth in the last seven games.
Madison Riley (FR/Judsonia, Ark.) led the way for Lyon scoring 16 points, while grabbing seven rebounds. Sarah Elkins (SO/Greenwood, Ark.) came away with 11 points and five rebounds, while Elliot Taylor posted 10 points and three rebounds.
Kendahl Adams led Stephens with 14 points, while Chalee Britt had six points.
Lyon improves to 15-3 overall and 11-2 in the American Midwest Conference, while Stephens falls to 6-15 overall and 5-10 in the AMC. The Scots hold onto the second spot in the conference, while No. 12 Columbia is in third place with an 11-4 mark in the AMC. Harris-Stowe and No. 24 Lindenwood University-Belleville are tied for the fourth spot with a 10-4 mark in the conference. No. 1 Freed-Hardeman University is undefeated in the AMC with a 14-0 conference record.
BY THE NUMBERS
32.0 – Lyon continued its strong defense, as they have all year by holding Stephens to just a 32.0 percentage from the field. The Stars made just 16-of-50 from the field, including just 4-of-20 in the first half. On the other hand, Lyon shot 51.0 percent in the game on 25-of-49 shooting.
43 – The Scots grabbed 43 total rebounds on the night. Liz Henderson (FR/Newark, Ark.) finished second on the team with six rebounds, while Elkins and Hailey Hastings (SR/Batesville Ark.) had five. Ali Tucker (SO/Jonesboro, Ark.) finished with four rebounds. Stephens had just 22 total rebounds on the night.
7 – Lyon totaled seven three-pointers in the game, including six in the second half. Riley and Allison Tackett (JR/Bauxite, Ark.) (pictured right) each hit two from beyond the arc, while Henderson, Tucker and Kelsey Smith (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) each had one.
34 – Lyon pushed the ball inside most of the night, scoring 34 points in the paint. The Stars were only able to score 18 points down low.
Lyon jumped out to a big lead early leading 17-4 after the first quarter. Stephens made a slight run in the second quarter, but the Scots still held a 28-15 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
The third quarter proved to be the difference in the game, as Lyon outscored the Stars 24-9 in the period. The Scots started the quarter with a 17-7 run capped off by a three-pointer by Henderson. Lyon led 45-22 at the 4:07 mark of the third quarter. The Scots would grab an even bigger lead, with their largest being 33 in the game – 65-32 with 6:02 left in the game.
Tackett and Robin Stewart (JR/Alma, Ark.)combined for 10 of the team's final points, as Lyon came away with a 29 point win.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon hosts Park University on Saturday at 1 p.m. as part of a women-men doubleheader. The game will also be the team's annual 'Coaches vs. Cancer' game. The Scots then host Missouri Baptist at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2.
|Stephens (Mo.) 6-15, 5-10 AMC||4||11||9||22||46|
|Lyon College 15-3, 11-2 AMC||17||11||24||23||75|
|Jan. 26, 2017|
|Stephens (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#10 Kendahl Adams - 14||Points||#30 Madison Riley - 16|
|2 Players (#12,#14,#11) - 3||Rebounds||#30 Madison Riley - 7|
|2 Players (#5,#12) - 2||Assists||#5 Liz Henderson - 3|
|Stephens (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|
|32% (16 - 50)||Field Goals %||51% (25 - 49)|
|25% (4 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||41.2% (7 - 17)|
|62.5% (10 - 16)||Free Throws||81.8% (18 - 22)|
|10||2nd Chance Pts||9|