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Motlow Lady Bucks Beat Lawson State, Prepare to Host TCCAA Rivals This Weekend

The Motlow State Community College Lady Bucks outscored visiting Lawson State 22-12 in the third quarter, erasing a six-point halftime deficit, and went on to beat the visitors 69-64 Saturday afternoon in a non-conference contest at Copperweld Arena.

Motlow (4-0, 11-4) extended its winning streak to three games after traveling to Washington D.C. last week and beating Fredrick Community College 75-46 and Nassau Community College 78-62. The Lady Bucks will host TCCAA opponent Roane State (2-2, 5-11) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, then welcome visiting Walters State (4-0, 11-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Lady Bucks and Lady Senators, the defending TCCAA regular season and tournament champions, are tied at the top of the conference standings.

Sophomore Janna Lewis keyed Motlow’s comeback against Lawson State, leading the Lady Bucks with 22 points and 11 rebounds along with three assists and two steals. Lewis leads the TCCAA in scoring, averaging 20.4 points per game, and is second in rebounding with 11.3 per game.

The Lady Bucks got all but two of their points from the starting five. Katie Thomas hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points, Star Bell-Freeman had 15 points with four rebounds, three assists and two steals, Dominique Fields added 10 points along with four assists and two rebounds, and Taylor Holcomb scored three points with eight rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Following their back-to-back conference games this weekend, the Lady Bucks will take to the road for the remainder of the month of January. The next home game will be Friday, Feb. 1, when Motlow will host TCCAA rival Cleveland State.