The Motlow Lady Bucks showed their vast upside Tuesday night, hanging close against the 16th ranked Wallace State Lady Lions before dropping an 81-71 decision to the visiting Lady Lions at Copperweld Arena.
The Lady Bucks (0-5, 0-2) will now step back into TCCAA conference play when they travel to Gallatin on Saturday to face Volunteer State, with tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m. Motlow returns home next weekend, hosting Cleveland State on Friday and Chattanooga State on Saturday. Wallace State’s (3-1) only loss this season came against Volunteer State.
Briana McDonald led the Lady Bucks with 19 with Kayley Rogers adding 14 points and Erin Thomas scoring 13.
In men’s action the Motlow Bucks mounted a furious comeback in the final minute before running out of time as the Wallace State Lions held on for an 86-81 victory over the Bucks at Copperweld Arena Tuesday night.
Motlow (1-5, 0-2) will step back into TCCAA conference play when it travels to Gallatin to face Volunteer State on Saturday. The Bucks will return home the following weekend, hosting Cleveland State on Friday, Nov. 22 and Chattanooga State the following day. Wallace State (3-1) beat Volunteer State by five points earlier this season.
Dequon Miller led the Bucks with 25 points with 21 of those points coming in the 2nd half. Greg Mason added 14 and Terrell Savala chipped in with 10. Trey James had 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks on the boards, tying him for eighth on Motlow’s all-time single game rebounding record list.