HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Sophomore Kelsey Houston poured in a team-high 16 points, Alex Lowery added 11 and Wallace State’s women’s basketball cruised to a 78-50 victory over Columbia (Tenn.) State at Tom Drake Coliseum on Friday.
Two days after earning a gritty six-point win at Chattahoochee Valley, Wallace State (9-3) jumped out to a 21-8 lead over Columbia State at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Lions extended the cushion to 47-23 at the half and led 62-35 at the end of the third quarter.
“We have a long way to go to get where we need to be for conference play, but I like that we are getting better,” said Wallace State coach Ron Burdette, whose team has won four games in a row. “We are much better at this point in the season than we were last year. We’ve had some freshmen step up the last two games, which is great to see.”
Wallace State pulled away from Columbia State behind eight 3-pointers in the first half, in addition to Houston and Lowery scoring all of their points before intermission.
Morgan Higgins contributed 10 points for the Lady Lions, Joy Sadler and Taylor Hollingsworth each added eight points off the bench and Gabby Hill and Jemaiya Lee scored seven points apiece.
For Columbia State, Lasha Scott paced the way with a game-high 17 points.
On Wednesday, Wallace State gutted out a 58-52 victory over CVCC in Phenix City. Sadler had 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Lady Lions, Higgins added 10 points and collected six rebounds and Lee added 10 points.
Wallace State’s next game is Monday at Georgia Highlands.
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