ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The ninth-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team earned a hard fought 57-47 win on the road against (RV) Harris-Stowe State Monday night at the Emerson Performance Center. Baskets were hard to come by for either team in the first half, but the Scots found a rhythm in the third quarter, outscoring the Hornets 22-10 to run away with the victory.
Kiara Moore (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) finished one point shy of her season high by leading the Scots with 20 points. Liz Henderson (FR/Newark, Ark.) (pictured below right) followed with nine points and Madison Riley (FR/Judsonia, Ark.) rounded out the trio with seven points.
Harris-Stowe was led by Brionna Taylor's 12 points, while Khalilah Morrow and Asia Green scored eight.
Lyon now has a 19-3 overall record and 15-2 mark in the American Midwest Conference, while Harris-Stowe falls to 14-9 overall and 10-7 in the AMC. Tonight's game was a makeup game from Jan. 14. The Scots sit in second place in the AMC, while Harris-Stowe sits in sixth place.
BY THE NUMBERS
32 – The Scots totaled 32 rebounds in the game, led by Gracen Ratliff (FR/Batesville, Ark.)'s (pictured below left) six. Sarah Elkins (SO/Greenwood, Ark.) and Elliot Taylor (SR/Cabot, Ark.) grabbed five rebounds while Riley and Kelsey Smith (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) had four.
36.5 – Lyon hit 19-of-52 shots for 36.5 percent in the game, led by six made field goals by Moore. Harris-Stowe hit 20-of-51 from the floor for 39.2 percent.
68.2 – Lyon made 15-of-22 from the free throw line for 68.2 percent on the night. Moore had an astounding night from the charity stripe, knocking down 8-of-10. Harris-Stowe hit just 6-for-11 from the line for 54.5 percent in the game.
21 – Lyon's defense was once again a factor as they forced 21 turnovers, while recording 13 steals. Smith led the Scots with three steals and Moore and Henderson each had two.
25 – Harris-Stowe came into the game leading the conference in three-point field goal percentage defense at 24.1. The Hornets held the Scots to 25 percent on 4-of-16 shooting, but Lyon stepped up holding HSSU to just 10 percent on 1-of-10 from the floor.
It was a back and forth first quarter between the two squads Monday night. Neither team could grab an extensive lead as there were five total ties, with both teams knotted at 14 after one period.
With 4:44 left in the second quarter, the Hornets took a 21-20 lead, but Henderson hit a three-pointer to give the lead back to the Scots at 23-21. Ali Tucker (SO/Jonesboro, Ark.) then extended the lead to 26-21 with a three-point field goal of her own as Lyon would go into halftime up five points. Lyon would turn up the heat in the third quarter, grabbing a 10 point lead with 6:13 left in the period after Taylor made a basket. The Scots would stretch the lead to 17 points at the end of the quarter, as Moore and Smith combined for six of the team's final points. Lyon led 48-31 heading to the final period.
The Scots would hold onto the lead the rest of the way, despite a 10-3 run for the Hornets in the fourth quarter. Lyon would take a 14 point lead with 3:34 left, as the Hornets did not come closer the rest of the way.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon hosts Central Baptist on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. inside James C. Becknell Gymnasium. The Scots then play on the road against Williams Baptist on Saturday at 1 p.m.
|Harris-Stowe State (Mo.)||14||7||10||16||47|
|Feb. 6, 2017|
|Lyon College||Indv. Leaders||Harris-Stowe State (Mo.)|
|#1 Kiara Moore - 20||Points||#23 Brionna Taylor - 12|
|#20 Gracen Ratliff - 6||Rebounds||#32 Asia Green - 7|
|#5 Liz Henderson - 3||Assists||#23 Brionna Taylor - 3|
|Lyon College||Team Statistics||Harris-Stowe State (Mo.)|
|36.5% (19 - 52)||Field Goals %||39.2% (20 - 51)|
|25% (4 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||10% (1 - 10)|
|68.2% (15 - 22)||Free Throws||54.5% (6 - 11)|
|4||2nd Chance Pts||6|