MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Huntingdon
College's women's basketball team (8-12, 4-6 GSAC) fell at home,
81-62, to cross-town rival Faulkner University (18-5) on Monday
evening in Roland Arena.
Senior Ashton Salter led the Lady Hawks
with 15 points, followed by junior LaTerial Williams and sophomore
Devin Douglas with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Douglas and senior
Chalise Hopkins paced the team each with 6 rebounds in the loss.
In the first half, Faulkner jumped out
to an early 5 point lead, before senior Ashton Salter nailed a
three-pointer for the Lady Hawks. The Lady Eagles went up 9-3, prior
to Huntingdon's 6 point scoring streak with sophomore Devin Douglas's
game-tying jumper, with 10:41 left in the half.
Faulkner mounted an 11-0 run midway
through the first half, including three straight three-pointers
extending the lead to 20-9. The Lady Hawks cut the deficit to seven
points with four minutes left in the half, 30-23, but the Lady Eagles
finished the first half up by 12 points, 43-31.
Despite trailing after one half of
action, the Lady Hawks hit 60 percent (6-of-10) on three-point shots,
compared to Faulkner's 42.9 percent (6-of-14). Senior Ashton Salter
led Huntingdon's offense with 12 points, including a perfect 3-of-3
on three-point shots.
Faulkner's Brittney Carter scored six
straight points to open the second half extending the Lady Eagles
lead to 18 points, 49-31, before Huntingdon was able to score a
point. However, Huntingdon responded with an 8-0 run trimming
Faulkner's lead to 10 points, 49-39, including Salter's fourth
three-pointer of the game.
The Lady Eagles went up by 23 points
with 3:04 remaining in the game, as Faulkner controlled its
double-digit lead in the second half for a 19 point victory, 81-62,
in Roland Arena. Sophomore Brittney Carter recorded a game-high 32
points and 15 rebounds in the Lady Eagles' win over Huntingdon.
For the game, Faulkner held a 37-33
advantage on the glass. The Lady Eagles out shot Huntingdon 48.3
percent (29-of-60) to 35.9 percent (23-of-64).
The Lady Hawks return to action on
Wednesday, Feb. 9, traveling to Decatur, Ga. against Great South
Athletic Conference opponent, Agnes Scott College, at 5 p.m. central