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Lady Bucks beat Southwest TN for Fourth Win in Previous Six Games

Feb. 20, 2015

The Motlow Lady Bucks continued their late-season turnaround when they hosted and beat Southwest Tennessee 70-58 Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena. The Lady Bucks have now won four of their last six games.

Chelsea Holman
Winchester sophomore Chelsea Holman scored seven second-half points to help the Lady Bucks beat Southwest Tennessee 70-58 Saturday afternoon in her final home game at Copperweld Arena. Photo by Jeff Reed.
Three of the wins for the Lady Bucks (6-18, 4-12) have come against Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) opponents, enabling Motlow to climb out of the bottom slot in the TCCAA standings. The opportunity to move up more in the standings is there for the Lady Bucks with two games remaining in the regular season.

Motlow will travel to Columbia State on Saturday, Feb. 28, with the Lady Bucks and Lady Chargers scheduled to tip off at 2 p.m. in a game originally scheduled for Feb. 21. The game against Jackson State, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18, but postponed due to inclement weather, will be played on Wednesday, Feb. 25, with tipoff at 5:30 p.m.

The Lady Bucks and Lady Saluqis battled back and forth during the first 26 minutes of play on Saturday in front of a large, loud Copperweld Arena crowd enjoying the final home game of the season. The Lady Bucks led 19-12 with seven minutes remaining in the first half, but Southwest went on an 11-5 run and intermission came with Motlow clinging to a 24-23 lead.

After the two teams were tied 34-34 with 14 minutes remaining, the Lady Bucks began to pull away behind the inside scoring of Lauren Brown and the outside shooting of Ashley Kee, Chelsea Holman and Katie Leverette. Five minutes later, the Lady Bucks led 54-42 and closed the door on the visitors.

Despite not scoring, Motlow's Macy Clements provided a key spark in the second half and finished with a team-high seven rebounds plus three assists.

Brown led Motlow with 20 points, including 14 in the second half, and added four rebounds. Holman and Leverette each scored nine, and all eight of Kee's points came after halftime. Bree Horner scored six points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot; and Sabrina Jackson added six points with two rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.

Additional scoring for Motlow included Chloe Neil, Tanika Gholston and Alexis Smith with three points, Erin Layne with two, and Titanisha Lawless scored one point.

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