MSC splits with Redlands at home
Murray State College hosted Redlands Community College for a pair of games at Beames Fieldhouse.
The Lady Aggies were looking to even out their record in the game against their Region 2 rivals. The women started out strong and held on to the lead throughout the game. Good shooting and strong defense helped the Lady Aggies come out on top with a final score of 81-98. The Ladies shot 57.8% from the 2-point range, and 36.8% from the 3-point range.
“We shot the ball really well,” says Head Coach Phil Daniel. “We didn’t turn it over very much, which is something that’s been really good to us that last few games. We’ve really cut our turnovers down.”
Toni Cheadle led the Aggies with 31 points, going 14-14 from the 2-point range. Cheadle also pulled down 5 rebounds. Other leaders were: Tierani Richardson - 15 points; Sierra Moore - 13 points; Macie Crites - 8 points; LaShanda Green - 5 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.
“I’ll tell you what,” says Daniel. “When we knock down shots, we’re pretty good. We play pretty good defense, we run the floor and we’ve got good quickness. When our post players finish like Toni and Macie did tonight and we can shoot the ball well, we’re going to be hard to beat.”
The Aggies came into the game looking for a win. The men kept the game close in the first half, but started to lose ground in the second half. Some well-placed 3-point shots off the bench by Gage Guest helped to keep the Aggies in the game and allowed them to make a late-half run. But in the end, the Aggies fell 82-77.
“We are close to being a good team,” says Head Coach Chris McGill. “We just have to sit down and defend. But most of all we need to box out to control the boards. If we will do that we will start winning some games.”
Clement Bonardo led the men with 24 points. Eric Golightly added 16 points and 6 assists. Mario Fleurima put up 14 points, and Guest added 8 key points late in the game.
“I am proud of our group,” says McGill. “They are always competing and they never quit. Our time is coming and when it does the wins will come in bunches.”