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Nov. 28, 2016
The Motlow Lady Bucks earned a split in their pair of games during the holiday weekend when they beat Central Georgia Tech 56-47 Sunday afternoon in Americus, Ga. On Saturday, Motlow dropped a 66-55 decision to the host school, South Georgia Tech.
The Lady Bucks (7-2, 3-0) will stay outside the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association when they welcome Gadsden State (Ala.) on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Copperweld Arena. Motlow will return to TCCAA play this weekend with a trip to Chattanooga State on Friday and Cleveland State on Saturday.
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The Lady Bucks were slow out of the gate in their opener Saturday, falling behind 20-14 after one quarter and 33-23 at the half. Motlow played even with the Lady Jets in the second half, but were not able to make up the deficit.
Poor shooting was the primary culprit for the Lady Bucks as they connected on only 37.5 percent of their shots from the field, including 2-16 from three-point range and 5-17 free throws. The host team won the rebounding battle 42-36, although Motlow's defense did force South Georgia Tech into 26 turnovers.
Kienya Jones led Motlow's offense with 15 points and added five steals, four rebounds and three assists. Sydney Floyd scored 14 with two assists and two steals, and Tamiah Stanford also scored in double figures with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists. Tybriann Jones added eight points and seven rebounds and Sara Vujacic scored six points with six rebounds.
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Motlow jumped out to a fast start on Sunday, leading 15-9 after one quarter and 25-19 at the half. However, it was the third quarter where the Lady Bucks outscored CGT 17-5, with Motlow using a 14-0 run to lead at one point 39-19.
The Lady Bucks didn't shoot the ball well once again, connecting on only 42 percent of their shots from the field, including 2-11 from three-point range and 6-19 free throws. Central Georgia Tech was even worse, hitting only 21.7 percent from the field, although they did make 19-21 free throws.
Kienya Jones once again led Motlow in scoring with 13 points while adding six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Floyd and Aja Robertson each added 12 points, four rebounds and four steals. Ty Jones hauled in nine rebounds to go along with four points, and Stanford scored seven and had five rebounds and four assists. Vujacic added four points but fouled out after only seven minutes of action.
Motlow Lady Bucks' sophomore Kienya Jones drives toward the basket earlier this season at Copperweld Arena. Jones combined for 28 points, 10 rebounds, eight steals and six assists as the Lady Bucks split a pair of games over the weekend in Georgia. Motlow will host Gadsden State on Tuesday, then return to conference play on the road this weekend. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.