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Lady Bucks look to change fortunes during winter break

Dec. 10, 2014

The Motlow Lady Bucks completed the first half of their season with a pair of disappointing losses to Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) rivals last weekend at Copperweld Arena.

Jadah Fite
Sophomore Jadah Fite will be counted on to help lead the Lady Bucks in the second half of the season. Photo by Jeff Reed.
The Lady Bucks (1-11, 1-6) hosted two of the top teams in the league, falling 87-62 to Roane State on Friday and 69-41 to Walters State, the No. 20 team in the nation, Saturday afternoon. Motlow will now break for the holidays before returning to action on Thursday, Jan. 8, with a trip to Hanceville, Ala., to face non-conference opponent Wallace State, the No. 27 team in the latest national poll.

Friday night the Lady Bucks and Lady Raiders took turns taking the lead during much of the first half, with Motlow leading 24-19 with nine minutes remaining and 30-23 with seven minutes left. Motlow led 30-25 with six minutes to play in the half before Roane State went on a 20-6 run to lead 45-36 at the break. The Lady Bucks hit seven 3-point shots in the first 20 minutes.

After the intermission the Lady Bucks were ice cold from the floor as Roane State outscored Motlow 15-0 in the first seven minutes to take a commanding lead and cruise to the victory.

Bree Horner led the Lady Bucks with 10 points, while Lauren Brown and Erin Layne each added nine. Ashley Kee, Tanika Gholston and Alexis Smith each scored seven for Motlow.

Saturday against Walters State the contest was not as competitive as Friday night. The Lady Senators led 33-13 at the half and the Lady Bucks were never able to cut into the visitors' lead.

Most Motlow home games will be broadcast live on Tullahoma's 'The Ticket' sports radio. Listeners can tune in on the radio at 105.1 FM and AM 740, on the internet at www.theticketradio.com, on a smartphone using the free Tune-In Radio app, and in Tullahoma on LightTUBe television channel 11. Video replays can be seen on LightTUBe channel 23.

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