BATESVILLE, Ark. – The ninth-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team got off to another fast start Saturday against Park University, as the Scots scored the first 11 points of the game. Lyon would lead by as much as 44 points in the game as the Scots coasted to a 97-53 win over the Pirates. A plethora of Scots also got involved in the scoring as five players posted double-figures.
Ali Tucker (SO/Jonesboro, Ark.) (pictured below left) came off the bench to lead the team with 16 points, while Sarah Elkins (SO/Greenwood, Ark.) (pictured below right) scored 14 points and Allison Tackett (JR/Bauxite, Ark.) chipped in a season high 13 points. Kiara Moore (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) scored 12 points and Madison Riley (FR/Judsonia, Ark.) rounded out the group with 10.
Jenae Rowe led Park with 16 points and Lexus Bradley scored 13 points.
Lyon improves to 16-3 overall and 12-2 in the American Midwest Conference, while Park falls to 5-13 overall and 5-10 in the AMC. Lyon remains in second place in the conference, while Park is in ninth place. In other AMC action on Saturday, No. 1 Freed-Hardeman is still in first place after defeating Hannibal-LaGrange 74-32, while No. 12 Columbia sits in third place after a 64-36 win over St. Louis College of Pharmacy. No. 24 Lindenwood-Belleville defeated Missouri Baptist 74-67 and is in fourth place, while William Woods pulled off a big 65-58 win over Harris-Stowe to move into fifth place in the AMC.
BY THE NUMBERS
84.6 – Lyon had another great outing going 11-for-13 from the free throw line for 84.6 percent. Liz Henderson (FR/Newark, Ark.) made a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe, while Tucker, Tackett and Hailey Hastings (SR/Batesville Ark.) each went 2-for-2.
55.9 – Lyon shot 55.9 percent from the floor on 38-of-68 shooting. The Scots shot an astounding 68.6 percent in the first half going 24-of-35 from the field. Park was held to just 29.6 percent in the game on 16-of-54 from the floor.
11 – Lyon outrebounded Park by 11, grabbing 42 total rebounds compared to 30 for the Pirates. Elliot Taylor (SR/Cabot, Ark.) led the team with eight rebounds and Elkins and Henderson each had five. Riley also chipped in four rebounds in the game.
19 – Lyon's defense forced 19 Park turnovers on the night and scored 23 points off the Pirates' mistakes. The Scots committed just 10 turnovers – leading to only six points off turnovers for the Pirates.
10 – The Scots totaled 10 three-pointers in the game led by Tucker's four from beyond the arc. Moore also hit two three-pointers, followed by one apiece from Riley, Tackett, Kelsey Smith (SR/Little Rock, Ark.), and Whitney O'Dell (SO/Fort Smith, Ark.).
Lyon got off to another quick start today against Park, outscoring the Pirates 27-14 in the first quarter. With Lyon leading 55-31 at the 2:08 mark of the second quarter, Riley made a basket to give the team their largest lead of the period at 26 points. The Scots would take a 58-33 lead at halftime.
Lyon reached a lead of 30 points after Elkins made a basket just under two minutes into the third quarter. With the Scots leading 65-35, Lyon went on a 17-9 run the rest of the period to take an 82-44 lead.
The Scots would outscore Park 15-9 in the final period, as the Scots pulled off another huge conference win.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon hosts Missouri Baptist on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Scots will then welcome St. Louis College of Pharmacy to Becknell Gymnasium on Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.
|Park (Mo.) 5-13, 5-10 AMC||14||19||11||9||53|
|Lyon College 16-3, 12-2 AMC||27||31||24||15||97|
|Jan. 28, 2017|
|Park (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#24 Jenae Rowe - 16||Points||#21 Ali Tucker - 16|
|#24 Jenae Rowe - 7||Rebounds||#33 Elliot Taylor - 8|
|#14 Kiana Matthews - 2||Assists||#3 Sarah Elkins - 5|
|Park (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|
|29.6% (16 - 54)||Field Goals %||55.9% (38 - 68)|
|25% (4 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||35.7% (10 - 28)|
|85% (17 - 20)||Free Throws||84.6% (11 - 13)|
|10||2nd Chance Pts||7|