BATESVILLE, Ark. – Ali Tucker (SO/Jonesboro, Ark.) exploded for a career high 24 points and eight three-point field goals, on 8-of-11 shooting, as the ninth-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team coasted by Central Baptist Thursday night, 86-42. The Scots shot 45.3 percent from the field overall, while holding the Mustangs to just 20.4 percent from the field.
Elliot Taylor (SR/Cabot, Ark.) (pictured below) and Madison Riley (FR/Judsonia, Ark.) each pitched in 13 points, while Liz Henderson (FR/Newark, Ark.) added nine points and Kiara Moore (SR/Little Rock, Ark.) chipped in seven.
Central Baptist was led by Morgan Fimpel's 12 points, while Emily White had 10.
Lyon is now 20-3 overall record and 16-2 in the American Midwest Conference, while Central Baptist falls to 5-18 overall and 4-14 in the AMC. Lyon is still in second place in the conference, with six regular season games left. In other AMC action, No. 1 Freed-Hardeman defeated Williams Baptist 96-47 to sit at 18-0 in the conference, while No. 13 Columbia defeated Stephens 78-45 and is sitting in third place – one and a half games behind the Scots. The Lions are just two games ahead of Lyon for the top spot in the AMC. William Woods sits in fourth place after defeating St. Louis College of Pharmacy 74-41.
BY THE NUMBERS
17 – The Scots hit 17 three-pointers in the game, going 17-of-34 overall for 50.0 percent in the game. The 17 long range shots for the team is the most in program history since Jan. 23, 2014 when Lyon made 15 against former NAIA school Mid-Continent University (Ky.). The Scots hit an astounding 10-of-19 from beyond the arc in the second half for 52.6 percent. Tucker led the team with eight, while Henderson had three and Riley sank two long range shots.
50 – Lyon grabbed 50 rebounds in the game, led by seven from Henderson and six by Riley. Moore and Allison Tackett (JR/Bauxite, Ark.) followed with five rebounds apiece, while Kaci Hall (SR/Cumberland, Tenn.) and Henderson each had four.
5 – The Scots also totaled five blocks in the game, with Taylor adding two. She now has a team high 17 blocks on the season. Hall, Hailey Hastings (SR/Batesville Ark.) and Samantha French (SO/Marshfield, Mo.) each had one block apiece.
22 – Lyon managed to score 22 points in the paint throughout the game. 12 of the team's field goals also came from inside the three-point line.
Lyon handled the Mustangs throughout the entire game. The Scots jumped out to a 19-2 lead, before taking a 23-6 lead after the first quarter. With a 25-6 lead early in the second quarter, Tucker buried her fifth straight three-pointer of the game to ignite a 19-9 run to end the second quarter. The Scots took a 44-15 lead at halftime.
The Scots continued to run away with the game as they took a 64-29 lead after the third quarter. Tucker, Kelsey Smith (SR/Little Rock, Ark.), Moore and Riley then helped Lyon extend the lead by going on a 14-2 run. Lyon's largest lead of the game was 47 points at the 4:17 mark of the game, as the Scots led 80-33. From then on, Lyon closed the game out.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon travels to Walnut Ridge, Ark., on Saturday to play against Williams Baptist at 1 p.m. The Scots will then play at Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday, with tip-off scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
|Central Baptist (Ark.) 5-18, 4-14 AMC||6||9||14||13||42|
|Lyon College 20-3, 16-2 AMC||23||21||20||22||86|
|Feb. 9, 2017|
|Batesville , AR|
|Central Baptist (Ark.)||Indv. Leaders||Lyon College|
|#33 Morgan Fimpel - 12||Points||#21 Ali Tucker - 24|
|2 Players (#10,#33) - 6||Rebounds||#33 Elliot Taylor - 7|
|3 Players - 1||Assists||2 Players (#5,#30) - 4|
|Central Baptist (Ark.)||Team Statistics||Lyon College|
|20.4% (10 - 49)||Field Goals %||45.3% (29 - 64)|
|0% (0 - 8)||3 Point Field Goals %||50% (17 - 34)|
|91.7% (22 - 24)||Free Throws||61.1% (11 - 18)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||13|