Bearcats defeat Patriot Women

Bearcats defeat Patriot Women

GREENWOOD, SC – Lander University guard Mylea McKenith scored the game's opening eight points and the Bearcats never trailed en route to an 85-47 win over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Jan. 28) in Peach Belt Conference women's basketball action.

Francis Marion (9-11, 4-7) will play host to East Division-leading UNC Pembroke on Monday night at 5:30 p.m. on McDonald's Night at the Smith University Center.

Sophomore forward Shaunice Fulmore led the Patriots with 16 points, while junior guard Khai Chandler scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Breshay Johnson paced Lander (13-5, 7-3) with 22 points and nine rebounds, while McKenith finished with 20 points.

Francis Marion outrebounded the Bearcats 42-38, but the Patriot cause was hampered by 27 turnovers that were converted into 24 points.

FMU shot 30.5 percent from the floor, was 2-of-5 from behind the three-point arc, and hit 9-of-15 free throws.  Lander connected on 44.6 percent of its shots, including 5-of-13 from long range, and was 22-of-34 at the charity stripe.

Helped by McKenith's fast start, Lander led 15-6 at the end of the first quarter.  The Bearcats finished the second period with an 8-0 spurt to lead 35-17 at halftime.

 
 
1/28/17 1:30 PM at Greenwood, S.C.
LANDER 85, FRANCIS MARION 47
FRANCIS MARION (9-11, 4-7)
Shaunice Fulmore 8-16 0-0 16; Khai Chandler 5-12 2-2 14; Briana Burgins 2-13
4-7 8; Keanua Williams 2-7 2-2 6; Lauryn Bush 1-3 0-0 2; Tatyana McClaney
0-2 1-2 1; Kristin Tines 0-30-2 0; Courtney Wood 0-0 0-0 0; Brooke Dixon
0-0 0-0 0; TeTe Flowers 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 18-59 9-15 47.
LANDER (13-5, 7-3)
Breshay Johnson 7-9 8-10 22; Mylea McKenith 8-15 3-4 20; Jessica Harris 4-9
5-7 14; Ty'hesha Reynolds 4-12 1-2 10; Zuzana Talackova 3-3 0-0 8; Lea Petit
2-2 3-7 7; Tabitha Dailey 1-4 1-2 3; Destinee Langford 0-8 1-2 1; Kyra
Wilson 0-2 0-0 0; Alexius High 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-65 22-34 85.
Francis Marion................    6   11   14   16  -   47
Lander........................   15   20   23   27  -   85
3-point goals--Francis Marion 2-5 (Khai Chandler 2-3; Keanua Williams 0-1;
TeTe Flowers 0-1), Lander 5-13 (Zuzana Talackova 2-2; Ty'hesha Reynolds 1-3;
Jessica Harris 1-2; Mylea McKenith 1-3; Alexius High 0-1; Destinee Langford
0-2). Fouled out--Francis Marion-TeTe Flowers; Keanua Williams, Lander-None.
Rebounds--Francis Marion 42 (Tatyana McClaney 6; Khai Chandler 6), Lander 38
(Breshay Johnson 9). Assists--Francis Marion 8 (TeTe Flowers 5), Lander 22
(Ty'hesha Reynolds 12). Total fouls--Francis Marion 22, Lander 15. Technical
fouls--None. A-396