HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s women’s basketball team continues action in the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) postseason on Wednesday as the Lady Lions play Alabama Southern in a quarterfinal game at 3 p.m. at Lawson State.
Wallace State (21-9) advanced to the quarterfinals after an 87-75 victory over Wallace Community College-Selma in an ACCC play-in game on March 3.
Sophomore Kelsey Houston drained seven 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 24 points in Wallace State’s postseason opener. Houston has nailed 87 treys this season, including leading the conference in 3-pointers throughout the regular season.
Freshman Joy Sadler added 16 points for Wallace State in the play-in game, Morgan Higgins had 14, Gabby Hill scored eight and sophomores Alex Lowery and Jasmine Hollis contributed six points apiece off the bench.
Wallace State, the North Division’s 3rd seed, led 44-40 at the half.
Wallace State is seeking its first conference title since 2011 and its second trip to the NJCAA national tournament in three seasons.
Wallace State has advanced to the ACCC tournament title game in four of coach Ron Burdette’s previous five seasons.
Alabama Southern is the South Division’s No. 2 seed.
Wallace State’s Men’s Basketball
Wallace State’s men’s team lost a heartbreaker in the Lions’ ACCC play-in game on the road on March 4, falling 67-65 at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.
LBW had four players finish with double figures as it advanced to an ACCC quarterfinal game.
Wallace State (13-17) made its sixth straight postseason appearance under coach John Meeks.
It was the final game in a Wallace State uniform for sophomores Zach Allison, Jalen Glover, Jaylen McCoy, Rashawn Green and LaParis Hall.
Wallace State softball sweeps Alabama Southern
Wallace State’s softball team swept Alabama Southern at home on Monday, winning 10-0 and 6-3. The Lions (12-9) have won three consecutive games and seven of their last eight games.
Sophomore Brittany Ledbetter cranked a grand slam and finished with five RBIs in the five-inning opener for Wallace State. Taylor Beshears was a perfect 3-for-3 in the first game with a pair of runs scored and a stolen base, and Charlee West had a pair of hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Jodie Farnetti (RBI single), Erin Whitlock (single, two runs scored and stolen base), Abby Connally (1-for-3, run scored) and Amber Hammonds (single) also contributed to offensive outburst.
Ledbetter earned the win on the mound with three scoreless innings. She struck out four.
Haley Hughes tossed two scoreless innings of relief.
Hammonds provided the offensive fireworks in the second game, finishing with two home runs and five RBIs.
Beshears hit her team-leading 6th homer of the season – a solo shot – for the Lions, Karra Elam went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and West, Connally and Robertson each had a single.
Savannah Bolton started for Wallace State and went the first four innings. Jesse Butler picked up the win with three scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Wallace State’s home doubleheader with Chattanooga State was postponed on Tuesday. The Lions travel to Columbus, Ga., this weekend to compete in the NFCA Leadoff Classic.
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