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Ledbetter notches double-double as Lady Bucks tie school record with 101-29 win

Jan. 8, 2018

Sophomore Jewel Ledbetter notched the first double-double of her career, scoring 20 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, to lead the Motlow Lady Bucks to a 101-29 victory over the Martin Methodist College JV team Sunday afternoon in Pulaski.

The Lady Bucks (3-9, 0-5) will take a modest two-game winning streak into Harriman on Friday when they return to TCCAA conference play at Roane State. Saturday Motlow will travel to defending TCCAA champion Walters State. The Lady Bucks will return to Copperweld Arena for the first time in six weeks when they host Dyersburg State on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

The 72-point win over the Red Hawks Sunday tied the all-time Motlow women's basketball record for margin of victory, matching the 72-point win over Bryan College JV back in 2010. The 101 points is tied for seventh all time and is the second time the Lady Bucks have scored over 100 points against Martin Methodist JV this season.

Ledbetter, connecting on 9-13 shots from the field and both her free throw attempts, led six double-figure scorers for Motlow as the Lady Bucks controlled the contest from start to finish, leading 21-11 after one quarter, 45-13 at the half, and 74-22 at the end of three quarters. The Lady Bucks pulled down 50 rebounds, dished out 24 assists, had 14 steals and blocked 10 Martin Methodist shots.

Tajah Clark scored 18 points with six steals, six assists and five rebounds; Miranda Boutwell had 17, hitting 5-11 from three-point range; Brianna Jones scored 12 points with seven rebounds and six blocked shots; Jasmine Williams had 12 points with seven rebounds; and Janna Lewis scored 10 points with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Lynshawn Ebron led Motlow with seven assists while adding eight points, four rebounds and three steals, and Joy Porter scored four points with seven rebounds and three assists.

Jewel Ledbetter
Motlow State sophomore Jewel Ledbetter had her best game as a Lady Buck Sunday, scoring 20 points and hauling in 11 rebounds to lead the Lady Bucks to a 101-29 win over the Martin Methodist JV in Pulaski. Motlow will jump back into TCCAA conference play this weekend, traveling to Roane State Friday and Walters State Saturday. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.