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Motlow Lady Bucks topple Snead State in 2OT, prepare for holiday trip to Washington D.C.

Dec. 14, 2017

The Motlow State Lady Bucks overcame losing the lead late in regulation and again in overtime to beat Snead State 88-84 in double overtime on Snead's home court in Boaz, Alabama Monday night.

The Lady Bucks (2-9, 0-5) ended a seven-game skid with the victory, which came at a critical time as Motlow breaks for the holidays, and came on the heels of a 72-60 loss to Wallace State last Wednesday in Hanceville, Alabama.

The Lady Bucks will travel to Washington D.C. on Dec. 29, playing ASA College that night and Harford College the following night. The next home game for Motlow is Friday, Jan. 19, when Dyersburg State visits Copperweld Arena.

Freshman Janna Lewis was spectacular for the Lady Bucks in Boaz, leading the way with 30 points and 20 rebounds, both season highs for the Motlow program. The 20 rebounds ties Lewis with former Motlow stars Latessa Hickerson (1992) and Monica Westbrook (2005) for the sixth-most rebounds in a single game in school history.

The Lady Bucks led the Lady Parsons 23-15 after one quarter, but the home team battled back to tie the score at 34 at halftime, then took a 53-49 lead into the final quarter. Motlow led 62-61 late in regulation, only to see Snead tie the score with a free throw to force the game into overtime. The Lady Bucks controlled much of the first overtime, leading by as many as seven points, and led by three before Snead hit a three pointer in the final second to send the game into double overtime.

Snead led in the second extra period 84-83 with 20 seconds remaining when Lewis powered her way into the lane for the go-ahead basket. She then hit three of four free throws to ice the game for Motlow. Lewis hit 10-25 shots from the field and 10-15 free throws on the night, while also adding a pair of steals.

Lynshawn Ebron flirted with a triple-double with 10 points, eight assists and seven steals. Miranda Boutwell hit critical three pointers down the stretch and scored 16 points, Jasmine Williams had 12 points with seven rebounds, Brianna Jones added eight points with five rebounds, and Chantel Maxwell scored seven with two rebounds and two steals.

The Lady Bucks played a solid contest Wednesday night at Wallace State, but could never make a prolonged run to get over a slim deficit. Motlow trailed 17-14 after one quarter, 34-28 at the half, and 53-44 at the end of three quarters.

Ebron hit 6-10 shots from the floor, including 3-4 three pointers, and led Motlow in scoring with 16 points. Lewis and Joy Porter each scored 11, with Lewis adding eight rebounds and Porter blocking two shots. Jones scored eight points and pulled down seven rebounds, and Williams had six points and 10 rebounds and blocked a shot.

Lewis is third in the TCCAA conference in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game, and leads the league in rebounding with 8.6 per contest.

Janna Lewis
Louisville freshman Janna Lewis drives into the lane and puts up a shot during Motlow's recent home game against Cleveland State. Lewis scored 30 points and had 20 rebounds to lead the Lady Bucks to an 88-84 win in double overtime Monday at Snead State. Lewis leads Motlow in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.