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Motlow College Athletic News

Lady Bucks prepare for challenging weekend at home with road win over Volunteer State

Jan. 31, 2017

The Motlow State Lady Bucks geared up for their final home back-to-back weekend when they went on the road and beat TCCAA rival Volunteer State 72-56 Saturday afternoon in Gallatin.

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Motlow State sophomore Tybriann Jones drives to the basket during an earlier game this season against Walters State. Jones, 6-2 from Hawthorne, California, scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Lady Bucks to a 72-56 win over Volunteer State in Gallatin Saturday. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.
The Lady Bucks (18-3, 9-1), ranked No. 20 in the nation in the latest JUCO national poll, have now won 12 of their previous 13 games. Motlow will host Chattanooga State at 5:30 p.m. Friday, then welcome Cleveland State to Copperweld Arena for homecoming Saturday at 2 p.m.

Motlow was in control from the opening tip Saturday, despite a difficult day from the field that saw them shoot only 39.7 percent, including just 4-17 from three-point range. The Lady Bucks led 20-12 after one quarter and were up 33-24 at the half. Unselfish play was a key, as evidenced by Motlow's 20 assists on 25 made baskets.

Tybriann Jones had one of her best games of the season, scoring 15 points and pulling down 12 rebounds along with four blocked shots. Jones is 12th in the nation in blocks, averaging 2.4 per contest.

Sara Vujacic continued to show consistency, scoring 18 points with two rebounds and two assists. She leads the Lady Bucks in scoring, averaging 15.7 points per game. Tamiah Stanford scored 10 points with seven assists and Kienya Jones had nine points and nine rebounds. Stanford is currently second in the nation in assists, averaging 7.1 per game.