January 17, 2018
Courtesy of Central State Athletics
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – The Central State Lady Marauders won their fifth consecutive game with a 68-60 victory over the Tuskegee Golden Tigers on Tuesday afternoon.
With the victory, CSU improves to 14-3 overall with a SIAC leading 9-1 record. Tuskegee drops to 2-14 on the year with a 1-7 ledger in conference play.
CSU managed a double-figure lead after the first quarter by outscoring TU, 22-11. In a low scoring second quarter, CSU edged TU, 10-5, and took a 32-16 lead into the locker room.
CSU’s lead ballooned to 18 in the early minutes of the second half but Tuskegee responded by outscoring CSU, 24-15, in the third stanza to cut the lead down to seven entering the final period.
With the outcome still in question, Sierra Harley and Jaeda Davis combined to score 17 of CSU’s 21 fourth quarter points as the Lady Marauders held off Tuskegee for an eight point victory.
Davis came off to the bench to lead all scorers with 19 points. Brooke Spaulding recorded 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Harley finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Jade Wilson paced TU with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
CSU will make the short trip across the street to play rival Wilberforce University on Thursday at 6 pm.
CSU has climbed up to No. 8 in the D2SIDA South Region Poll.
CSU’s game against Tuskegee was rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon due to inclement weather on Monday.
CSU leads the SIAC in scoring (79.8 ppg), assists (16.2 apg), offensive rebounding (18.8 orpg) and steals (14.0 spg).
CSU currently leads the SIAC West Division by 3 games.
Brooke Spaulding has stepped up in the absence of leading scorer Takyra Gilbert. Since the Gilbert injury (Dec. 16), Spaulding is averaging 17.2 ppg.
Date: Thursday, January 18th
Tip-Off: 6 pm
Location: Gaston Lewis Gymnasium – Wilberforce, Ohio