Lyon Runs Past Stephens in 97-43 VictoryStars limit turnovers after halftime, score 30 second-half points
Jan. 25, 2014
BATESVILLE, Ark. Ė (Box Score) The Lyon Scots (12-6, 8-2 AMC) didnít waste much time on Saturday proving that they are among the top rung of the American Midwest Conference. Lyon opened the game on a 16-3 run and never let up, knocking off the Stephens College basketball team by a score of 97-43.
The Scots, who improved to 7-2 at James C. Becknell Gymnasium, shot nearly 60 percent in the first half and took a commanding 57-13 lead into halftime. Contributing to the slow start for the Stars was a combination of turnovers (21) and troubles from field (4-for-17). At the half, sophomore Dana Heggemann was the teamís leading scorer with four points.
During the first five minutes of the second half, Stephens (0-17, 0-11 AMC) found some rhythm hitting on 5-of-7 (.714) field goal attempts. Heggemann led the charge with eight points including a pair of 3s, while senior forward Davielle McCoy was 2-of-2 and added a free throw as well. Unfortunately, even though the Scots cooled off from their 60-percent clip in the first half, they continued to keep their distance.
Stephens compiled a much better second half on paper as it shot 40.7 percent from the field and 42.9 from 3-point range. Fixing some first-half mistakes, the Stars decreased their number of turnovers from 22 to 9. Despite a cleaner second half, Lyon outscored the Stars by a 47-0 mark in points off turnovers for the day.
Heggemann led Stephens in scoring for the second game in a row and fourth time this season. She finished with 12 points as well as a team-high seven rebounds and four assists. Sophomore Seleena Neal had a relatively quiet game, but joined Heggemann in double figures with 10 points.
Coming off the bench, freshman guard Briannah Tapp continues to make a difference for the Stars. Tapp was 3-of-5 from long-range and also dished out three assists in 21 minutes of action. McCoy also came up short of a 10-point performance, scoring nine on 3-of-8 shooting.
The Stars will have a mid-week meeting with the No. 2 team in the nation on Thursday. Tipoff at second-ranked Freed-Hardeman is set for 5:30 p.m. at FHU Sports Center.