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No. 7 Lady Senators roll past Jackson State, 76-31
 December 1, 2012

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – The Walters State Lady Senators responded to their first loss of the season with one of their better defensive outings of the year Friday in a 76-31 victory over Tennessee Community College Athletic Association rival Jackson State inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium on Pride Night.Walters State held the visiting Lady Generals to only seven points and two made field goals in the opening 24 minutes, as they built a huge lead and never looked back.

The Lady Senators (7-1, 4-0 TCCAA) were dominant on defense in the first half of the contest, forcing 24 turnovers and holding the Lady Generals (0-7, 0-5) to only 13.3 percent (2 of 15) shooting.

Jackson State was held without a field goal until the 10:47 mark of the first half, as Walters State built a 16-3 lead behind four points each from Tangela Crenshaw and Aisjah Roan.

A bucket by Crenshaw at the midway point of the half sparked an 18-4 run over the final 10 minutes of the opening frame, giving the Lady Senators a commanding 34-7 lead at halftime.

Walters State had nine players score in the first half, and they shot 48.1 percent (13 of 27) from the field. Crenshaw had seven points, Caprisha Rogers added six and Donnesha Shuler had five to lead the Lady Senators in the opening half.

Shuler added six more points and Roan had a pair of buckets in a 19-6 run to open the second half, pushing the lead to 53-13. Walters State pushed the lead over 50 at 69-18 with 4:59 left in the game, and they coasted from that point.

The Lady Senators ended the night shooting 45.3 percent (29 of 64) from the field, including 4 of 12 from long range. Walters State held a 40-29 advantage on the boards, turned the ball over 19 times and made 14 of 26 from the free throw line.

Shuler and MiShannon Wilbanks led the Lady Senators with 11 points apiece, while Rogers and Crenshaw added nine each. Monasia Bolduc tallied eight points and 10 rebounds in the win, while Shuler had six rebounds, five assists and five steals.

The Lady Generals shot only 26.7 percent (12 of 45) from the field, including only 1 of 12 from 3-point distance. Michaela Thompson led Jackson State with eight points.

The Lady Senators will return to action Saturday when they host TCCAA rival Columbia State inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.

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