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No. 10 Lady Senators roll to another easy win
 December 17, 2012

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – The 10th ranked Walters State Lady Senators closed their pre-holiday schedule in familiar style Sunday with a sterling defensive effort in a 74-27 victory over Guilford Tech in the final day of the Rockingham Holiday Classic.The Lady Senators (12-1) held the Lady Titans (9-5) to less than 20 percent shooting and forced 27 turnovers, and they did not allow a made 3-point field goal for the second straight game.

Offensively, Walters State did not have their sharpest shooting performance, but they made up for it making more than 50 percent of their shots inside the 3-point line and holding a 47-27 edge on the boards.

The Lady Senators held a 9-3 lead six minutes into the game, and they pushed the lead to 19-6 with 7:42 left in the first half. The lead continued to increase throughout the half, and Walters State took a 39-14 lead into halftime.

The Lady Senators shot 45.5 percent (15 of 33) from the field in the half, while holding the Lady Titans to only 23.8 percent (5 of 21) in the opening 20 minutes.

Walters State led 60-27 with 6:42 left to play, but Guilford Tech was held scoreless for the final seven minutes of the game.

For the contest, the Lady Senators shot 43.9 percent (29 of 66) for the floor, including only 3 of 17 from 3-point distance.

Tangela Crenshaw paced Walters State with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Aisjah Roan added 14 points, seven boards and five assists in the win.

Monashia Bolduc, Bre Hall and jasmine McAllister had eight points each, with Bolduc also pulling down seven boards in the victory. The Lady Senators also got 39 points off the bench in the win.

The Lady Titans shot only 14.3 percent (4 of 28) in the second half to finish the night shooting just 18.4 percent (9 of 49), bolstering the Walters State defense that leads the nation in both opponent’s field goal and 3-point field goal percentage allowed.

Shannon Buchanan and Erin Fitzpatrick both had six points for Guilford Tech in the defeat.

The Lady Senators will return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 9, when they hit the road to take on Tri County Technical College.

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