Contact: C. Scott Shasteen
Nov. 14, 2016
Notice has been served.
The Motlow State Lady Bucks made a strong statement to the rest of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association over the weekend with a pair of wins in front of large, loud crowds at Copperweld Arena.
Friday night the Lady Bucks (4-1, 2-0) got 22 points, 14 rebounds and five steals from sophomore Kienya Jones as Motlow overwhelmed Columbia State 97-62. Saturday, sophomore Ty Jones had 16 points and 17 rebounds as the Lady Bucks blew out visiting Jackson State 76-52.
Motlow will next face a difficult road trip when they travel to Booneville, Miss. Thursday night for a contest against Northeast Mississippi, with tipoff scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The Lady Bucks return to Copperweld Arena Saturday, hosting TCCAA rival Volunteer State at 4 p.m.
LADY BUCKS 97 COLUMBIA STATE 62
Motlow jumped out of the gate quickly against the visiting Lady Chargers, leading 24-16 after one quarter and 57-38 at the half. The Lady Bucks dished out 26 assists on 35 made baskets, a very high ratio that shows unselfish play, and overcame 19 turnovers with 25 steals.
Freshman Sara Vujacic continues to be the Lady Bucks most consistent player. She finished the evening with 24 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Along with Jones, who was unstoppable under the basket, Aja Robertson added 13 points and three assists, Tamiah Stanford scored eight with nine assists and five steals, Ty Jones had six points, eight rebounds and three assists, and Sydney Floyd had six points with four steals and two assists.
LADY BUCKS 76 JACKSON STATE 52
Although the offensive production on Saturday was not quite as explosive as it had been Friday night, the Lady Bucks' domination of its opponent was no less impressive. After a sluggish start that saw them lead 15-12 after one quarter, Motlow extended its lead to 36-19 at the half and never looked back.
Ty Jones, a sophomore transfer from Southern Idaho University, was dominant with her 16 points and 17 rebounds. Vujacic was again her consistent self with 18 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals.
Also scoring in double figures was Kienya Jones with 13 points, six rebounds and five assists; and Stanford added 11 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two blocked shots.
Floyd had six points along with a pair of rebounds and Taylor Hayes added four points, four rebounds and two blocked shots.
Motlow State Lady Bucks freshman Sara Vujacic shows her excellent shooting form during Friday night's 97-62 win over Columbia State. The Lady Bucks swept both the Lady Chargers and Jackson State over the weekend, and for the two games combined Vujacic scored 42 points with 13 rebounds, seven assists, seven steals and a blocked shot. Vujacic is averaging 19 points per game. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.