posted on November 29, 2011 23:34
(Story Courtesy of Alabama State Sports Information Dept.)
MONTGOMERY, Ala-- The University of Mobile Women's Basketball team saw Alabama State use two runs to pull away and hand the Rams a 78-59 loss Tuesday night in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.
Mobile (2-5) hosts Lee University Friday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 pm.
Mobile scored the first four points of the contest, but Alabama State (2-2) got back-to-back buckets from Danielle Gazaway to advance over the Rams 5-4 with 18:08 remaining in the half. The Lady Hornets remained in front and extended the lead to eight when Wadlington put a bucket in advancing the score 12-4 with 15:33 to go.
The Rams fought back to reach within seven, the Lady Hornets again expanded the lead this time by 18 points 42-24 with 2:28 going into the half with a 15 point lead 42-27. Freshman Kierra Paige went into the half with a game high of nine points leading all players.
Alabama State held on to its lead through the start of the second half, but Mobile did not allow itself to fall behind to long by pulling within two 47-45 at the 10:20 mark. The basket ended a drought for Alabama State at the 6:47 mark from a Millicent Jones layup. The Lady Hornets regained its 12 point lead 62-50 with 5:23 remaining in the half. ASU went on its last surge of the night to defeat the Rams 78-59.
Paige led all scorers with 15 points, and was one of three Lady Hornets with double-digit figures. Both Jones and Gazaway led on the boards with nine rebounds apiece. Jones finished with 13 points and on the return of Quentori Alford she handed out 11 to assist in the win.