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No. 7 Lady Senators rout Columbia State, 58-26
 February 2, 2013

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The seventh ranked Walters State Lady Senators kept their perfect record in Tennessee Community College Athletic Association play intact Saturday by routing the Columbia State Lady Chargers, 58-26, inside Webster Fieldhouse.

The Lady Senators were never threatened and never trailed, as they rolled to a 30-10 lead midway through the first half and took a 28-point lead into halftime before allowing the reserves to take over in the final 20 minutes to coast to the victory.

With the win, Walters State has now won 15 straight games to improve to 21-1 overall and 13-0 in TCCAA action. The loss drops the Lady Chargers to 4-12 overall and 4-7 in league play.

The Lady Senators shot better than 50 percent from the field in the first half, while limiting the home team to only 26 percent (6 of 23) shooting and no 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes.

Walters State also kept Columbia State off the free throw line in the first half, and they made 8 of 12 from the stripe in the frame to help take a 40-12 lead into halftime.

The Lady Senators played mostly their bench players in the second half, but the defense continued to haunt the Lady Chargers. Columbia State shot a meager 17.2 percent (5 of 29) from the floor in the second half, including just 1 of 8 from the 3-point line.

The Lady Chargers also committed 17 turnovers in the contest, leading directly to 18 points for Walters State on the offensive end. The Lady Senators held a 44-25 edge on the boards, and they won the battle of bench points, 22-11.

Walters State ended the game shooting 45.3 percent (24 of 53) from the field, and they were shutout on five tries from long distance.

Tangela Crenshaw paced the Lady Senators with 16 points, and she added six rebounds in the win. Donnesha Shuler added 14 points in the victory, while Jasmine McAllister had six points and nine rebounds. Caprisha Rogers totaled six points and eight assists, and Aisjah Roan added six points and five rebounds. Karly Frye also added six assists in the win.

Columbia State shot just 21.2 percent (11 of 52) in the contest, including only 1 of 13 from long range. Samantha Thomas led the Lady Chargers with 11 points in the loss.

Walters State will return to action Friday when they host TCCAA rival Motlow State inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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