Balanced scoring attack propels Lady Marauders past Paine

AUGUSTA, Georgia – A balanced scoring attack from the Central State Lady Marauders led the way in a 86-65 win over Paine College on Thursday night.

With the victory, CSU improves to 12-3 overall with a SIAC leading 7-1 record. Paine remains winless at 0-10 with a 0-5 ledger in conference play.

Five players scored in double-figures for CSU as the Lady Marauders picked up their third straight victory. CSU trailed for just 9 seconds in the early stages of the first quarter before seizing momentum and ultimately cruising to the 21-point victory. CSU converted 42.4% from the field compared to Paine’s 35.9% shooting performance. CSU outrebounded PC, 52-42, and gained a significant edge in team steals, 11-4.

CSU sophomore Jaeda Davis led all scorers with 20 points. Brooke Spaulding finished with 198 points. Sierra Harley recorded 15 points and 4 rebounds. Falon Edwards led CSU with 9 rebounds to go along with 12 points. Destinee Russell chipped in with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Tania Ward led Paine’s efforts with 17 points and 6 rebounds.

CSU returns home to host Miles College on Jan. 13 at 1 pm.

Notes
For the third straight game, the Lady Marauders were without leading scorer Takyra Gilbert due to injury.

Sierra Harley leads the SIAC in three-point shooting (45.1%).

CSU is 5-1 on the road this season.

CSU leads the SIAC in scoring (80.5 ppg), assists (16.6 apg), offensive rebounding (17.9 orpg) and steals (14.8 spg).

CSU ranks second in NCAA Div. II in steals (14.8 spg).

Next Game
Opponent: Miles
Date: Saturday, January 13th
Tip-Off: 1 pm
Location: Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium – Wilberforce, Ohio

Coverage
Radio –  Gem City Sports Network (http://www.gemcitysports.com/radio-1/)
Video –  CSU Sports Streaming Channel (http://maraudersports.com/watch/)
Live Stats –  Marauder Live Stats site (http://www.sidearmstats.com/centralstate/wbball/)

Tickets
For ticket information, visit –  http://centralstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

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