K-State women falter

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Kentucky State's women's basketball team led LeMoyne-Owen 36-31 at halftime, but the Lady Magicians started the second half with an 18-2 run on their way to a 67-53 win Monday at the Exum Center.

During the run, Myquita Mackey scored nine of LeMoyne-Owen's 18 points.

After falling behind 49-38, Kentucky State cut the lead to seven with two free throws by Nakia Dunn and a layup by Malikah Shabazz. That was as close as the Thorobrettes would get.

Ericka Williamson answered with a three-pointer for the Lady Magicians, and Orien Mitchell scored on a layup as the visitors went ahead 54-42 with 10:14 left in the game. KSU cut the lead to 10 points twice in the final 10 minutes but could get no closer.

KSU finished the game shooting 28.1 percent from the field, and LeMoyne-Owen shot 36.9 percent.

The Thorobrettes held a 50-46 rebounding advantage with Tikisha Mitchell grabbing a game-high 17 boards. Pauletta Gilliam led LeMoyne-Owen with 11 rebounds.

Williams and Mackey both finished with 16 points for the Lady Magicians.

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