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|Dillard University 6-8, 1-0||27||17||24||12||80|
|Tougaloo (Miss.) 0-8, 0-1||11||15||21||18||65|
|Jan. 2, 2016|
|Dillard University||Indv. Leaders||Tougaloo (Miss.)|
|2 Players (#3,#31) - 21||Points||#23 Montoria Atkinson - 15|
|#31 Alena Evans - 11||Rebounds||2 Players (#23,#50) - 7|
|2 Players (#1,#32) - 4||Assists||#12 Chesha Lewis - 3|
|Dillard University||Team Statistics||Tougaloo (Miss.)|
|43.5% (27 - 62)||Field Goals %||42.3% (22 - 52)|
|37.5% (6 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||31.6% (6 - 19)|
|69% (20 - 29)||Free Throws||60% (15 - 25)|
|19||2nd Chance Pts||11|
(Jackson, Miss.) Dillard snapped a two-game losing streak by defeating Tougaloo College by the score of 80-65 in Mississippi. Senior Alena Evans (SR/Las Vegas, Nev.) produced a double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 boards in the win. With the loss, the Lady Bulldogs drop to 0-8 on the season.
The Lady Bleu Devils (6-8, 1-0 GCAC) used a huge first quarter lead to gain momentum and never looked back as they led 27 to 11 over Tougaloo. Freshman sharpshooter Shaelynn Moore (FR/Houston, Texas) finished with 21 points, nailing 4-of-8 shots from downtown while post player Keona Favis (JR/Shreveport, La.) had a solid output as she finished with 18 points, hitting 6-of-9 shots from the field as well as 6-of-9 shots from the free throw line.
As a team Dillard outrebounded its opponent 34 to 25 while scoring 23 points off of 25 Tougaloo turnovers. The Lady Bleu Devils also had more steals, blocks and assists than the Lady Bulldogs.
Tougaloo's Montoria Atkinson finished with a team-high 15 points while teammate Arnissayur Robinson had 14 points in the loss.
Dillard returns to action on Monday, January 4 as they travel to Little Rock, Ark. for its second Gulf Coast Athletic Conference game of the year against Philander Smith College. Tip-off is set for 12:00 p.m.
*Photo provided by W. Gonzalez