Thorobrettes turn back Lane

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

With both its perimeter and post games working, Kentucky State's women's basketball team was able to pull out a 70-61 win over Lane College Monday night at the Exum Center.

The Lady Dragons had defeated KSU 52-48 on Jan. 18 in Jackson, Tenn.

"This was a good game," KSU coach Carol Washington-Clark said. "We're few in numbers but big in heart. Everyone came out, and everyone played well. We played as a team."

Clark went with seven players Monday, and of those seven Shaunessi Holmes played the fewest minutes with 13.

Kechelle Edwards went the entire 40 minutes, and Rachel Peterson played 38. Besides minutes played, the two seniors also led the Thorobrettes in scoring. Edwards finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Peterson had 22 points, five rebounds and five steals.

"They were good down low," Edwards said of Lane, "but we're stronger. We wanted it more, and we needed this win to pick up our momentum."

KSU was ahead 35-33 at halftime and extended its lead to eight points, 51-43, with 11:53 left in the game. Lane then went on a 6-0 run to cut the lead to two, 51-49, with 10:07 remaining, but Edwards scored the next nine points to put KSU ahead 60-49 with 7:24 left.

For more on this story, see today's State Journal.

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