February 12, 2016

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Clark Atlanta knocks off Thorobrettes 75-57

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 9, 2003

Over a month has gone by since the Kentucky State women’s basketball team has played a game.

So it was no surprise the Thorobrettes came out a little rusty Thursday night against a good Clark Atlanta team.

“We still could have done a better job tonight,” KSU coach Carol Clark said after her team’s 75-57 loss at the Exum Center. “We’ve been practicing a lot and working hard. We just froze, I guess.”

The Thorobrettes are now 1-7 and 0-3 in conference play while Clark Atlanta improves to 10-1, 3-0.

It was the first game for KSU since a Dec. 6 matchup versus Benedict College. KSU also lost one of its players over the break when second-leading scorer Patrice Hunter withdrew from school.

“We’ll miss her, but I think we’ll have others step up and do her job,” Clark said of Hunter, who averaged 13.7 points per game.

But against Clark Atlanta, the duo of Jennifer Stegall and Andriette Roberts proved too much for KSU. Stegall, a guard, led all scorers with 28 points, 16 rebounds and six assists. Roberts tallied 23 points and eight boards.

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