HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Wallace State’s basketball teams are both off to fast starts this young season.
Wallace State’s women maintain a 4-1 record after notching a 100-54 victory over Wallace Community College-Selma on Nov. 17, the second time in three games the Lady Lions surpassed the 90-point plateau.
The Lady Lions had four players register double figures in the win over the Lady Patriots, including Miajah Bullock’s game-high 21 points. She added eight rebounds.
Freshman Kyra Williams had 16 points and six assists off the bench for Wallace State, DeMaurea Moore finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds and freshman Imari Martin contributed 11 points and five steals.
Channing Gafford added nine points to Wallace State’s attack and Anna Mathis scored eight.
In a 97-55 victory over Roane State last week, the Lady Lions had six players in double figures. Moore scored a game-high 21 points and added six rebounds. Martin finished with 18 points, Jasmine Baker had 14 points and six rebounds, Williams and Bullock scored 11 points apiece and Tawana Nevels collected a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lady Lions, who have lost only to South Georgia Technical College, are idle through the Thanksgiving break. They’ll host Motlow State on Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, Wallace State’s men are also 4-1 on the season, earning wins this season against Combine Academy-Charlotte, Caldwell Community College, Volunteer State and Lurleen B. Wallace CC.
Demarkus Lampley has paced the Lions thus far, averaging a conference-best 27.6 points per game. The sophomore from Phenix City poured in a career-high 45 points in a Nov. 3 victory over Caldwell Community College. He’s scored 23 or more points in four of Wallace State’s five games.
Wallace State has four players averaging seven or more points, including Jalen Hodges, Christopher Rollins, Geordon Walker and Zion Williams. Walker is the team’s leading rebounder with 7.4 boards per game. Rollins has added 6.3 rebounds per game.
Max Clark has dished out a team-high 35 assists.
Wallace State’s men host the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Bash beginning Friday at Tom Drake Coliseum. The Lions play Coastal Alabama-East on Friday at 6 p.m. and North American University at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu or the athletics Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Wallace-State-Community-College-Athletics-238544719506181/
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