Contact: C. Scott Shasteen
Nov. 21, 2016
The Motlow Lady Bucks basketball team won their fourth consecutive game Saturday afternoon when they beat visiting TCCAA rival Volunteer State 84-59 at Copperweld Arena.
The Lady Bucks (6-1, 3-0) are tied for first place in the conference as they prepare to step outside the league for a pair of games in Americus, Ga. this coming weekend. Motlow will face South Georgia Tech at 5 p.m. on Saturday, then play Central Georgia Tech on Sunday at 3 p.m. The next home game is Tuesday, Nov. 29, when non-conference opponent Gadsden State visits for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.
The win over Volunteer State came on the heels of another impressive victory when the Lady Bucks traveled to Booneville, Miss. and beat Northeast Mississippi 60-53 last Thursday night.
LADY BUCKS 60 NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI 53
The Lady Bucks trailed the Lady Tigers 31-12 with five minutes remaining in the first half after being down 19-12 after one quarter. Motlow ended the half on a 9-0 run to trail 33-22. The Lady Bucks picked right back up after halftime, jumping out to an 8-0 run and finally tied the score at 34-34 with six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Sara Vujacic, who led Motlow with 13 points, completed a three-point play to give Motlow a two point lead soon after and the Lady Bucks never trailed again. Despite going 0-11 from the three-point line and connecting on only 8-18 free throws, Motlow won because of great defense, holding the Lady Tigers to 34 percent shooting and forcing 24 turnovers.
Tamiah Stanford added 12 points for the Lady Bucks along with four rebounds and two assists. Kienya Jones scored 10 points and had seven rebounds, Ty Jones scored eight and led the team with 11 rebounds, Sydney Floyd had six points and six rebounds, and Aja Robertson scored nine and dished out three assists.
LADY BUCKS 84 VOLUNTEER STATE 59
Vujacic and Floyd were on target from the beginning during Saturday's win over Volunteer State. Motlow led 21-15 after one quarter and 39-33 at the half. Motlow came out in the second half on fire, helped by a pair of three pointers from Jewel Ledbetter, and outscored the visitors 31-12 in the third.
Vujacic, who averages 18.6 points per game, led all scorers with 22 points while adding five steals, four assists and four rebounds. Floyd scored 20 along with four rebounds and two steals. Stanford had 10 points and dished out seven assists along with three steals, Ledbetter scored eight, and both Ebony Shaw and Robertson had four points.