ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 10th-ranked Lyon College women's basketball team rolled past St. Louis College of Pharmacy Friday night, 83-43 inside Meramec Gymnasium. Lyon shot 47.1 percent in the game, and held the Eutectics to just one three-point basket the entire way en route to their 19th conference win of the season. The win for Lyon means the Scots have clinched the No. 2 seed in the American Midwest Conference Tournament.
Ali Tucker (SO/Jonesboro, Ark.) (pictured below left) led the Scots with 12 points, while four other players scored nine points apiece in Liz Henderson (FR/Newark, Ark.), Madison Riley (FR/Judsonia, Ark.), Elliot Taylor (SR/Cabot, Ark.) and Whitney O'Dell (SO/Fort Smith, Ark.) (pictured below right).
St. Louis Pharmacy was led by a 13-point performance from Lauren Roethemeyer.
Lyon improves to 23-4 overall and 19-3 in the AMC, while St. Louis Pharmacy is 2-20 overall and 1-19 in the conference. Tonight's game was a makeup date from Dec. 17. Lyon is still in second place, two and a half games behind No. 1 Freed-Hardeman. The Eutectics are in 13th place in the conference.
BY THE NUMBERS
47.1 – Lyon shot 47.1 percent in the game, led by four made field goals by Riley, Taylor, Tucker and Hailey Hastings (SR/Batesville Ark.). The Scots held the Eutectics to 34.5 percent in the game.
48 – Lyon totaled 48 total rebounds on the night. Riley, Kiara Moore (SR/Little Rock, Ark.), Sarah Elkins (SO/Greenwood, Ark.) and Hastings each led the team with five boards apiece. Taylor and Allison Tackett (JR/Bauxite, Ark.) each grabbed four rebounds.
11 – The Scots had 11 steals in the game led by Riley's four. Elkins followed with two steals, while Taylor, O'Dell, Hastings, Gracen Ratliff (FR/Batesville, Ark.) and Kaci Hall (SR/Cumberland, Tenn.) each had one.
13 – Lyon once again found a rhythm from beyond the arc against the Eutectics. Tucker made all of her field goals from beyond the arc, while O'Dell made three from three-point range. Henderson followed with two made three-point shots.
Lyon jumped out to a 20-8 lead in the first quarter. With a 25-15 lead at the 6:59 mark of the second quarter, Henderson and Elkins each made baskets to 12-2 run. The Scots would lead 38-18 at halftime.
The Scots would score 23 points in the third quarter, to take a 61-29 lead to the fourth, while holding the Eutectics to just 11 points in the third period. Lyon then ran away with the game even further in the fourth quarter scoring 22 points, as the team went 8-for-17 from the field to win by a 40 point margin.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE SCOTS
Lyon returns home for their final two regular season contests, starting with Lindenwood-Belleville on Feb. 23. The Scots will tip-off with the Lynx on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Lyon then hosts Harris-Stowe on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m., which will be the team's 'Senior Day' matchup.
|Lyon College 23-4 (19-3)||20||18||23||22||83|
|St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.) 2-20 (1-19)||8||10||11||14||43|
|Feb. 17, 2017|
|Saint Louis, MO|
|Lyon College||Indv. Leaders||St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.)|
|#21 Ali Tucker - 12||Points||#50 Lauren Roethemeyer - 13|
|4 Players - 5||Rebounds||#11 Allison Dewald - 5|
|#3 Sarah Elkins - 4||Assists||#11 Allison Dewald - 5|
|Lyon College||Team Statistics||St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.)|
|47.1% (32 - 68)||Field Goals %||34.5% (19 - 55)|
|43.3% (13 - 30)||3 Point Field Goals %||14.3% (1 - 7)|
|60% (6 - 10)||Free Throws||36.4% (4 - 11)|
|9||2nd Chance Pts||4|