Faulkner survives against Lady Toppers in SSAC battle

Credit: Blue Mountain Christian University Sports Information

(Box Score) The Faulkner women’s basketball team survived a scare from Blue Mountain Christian University Tuesday in SSAC action, winning 64-58 and snapping the Lady Topper’s two-game win streak.

The Lady Eagles would move out to a 13-point lead in the first half, but three straight threes from Alexis Wynn (SR/Adamsville, Tenn.) cut the deficit with the Lady Toppers eventually taking a two-point lead.

The Lady Toppers’ defense got after it in the second half, getting stops and taking another two-point lead in the fourth.

Faulkner would survive the Topper onslaught, and eventually pull out the home victory.

Playing without starting point guard Crystin Guy (SO/Mobile, Ala.), Blue Mountain’s Charnita Brooks (SR/Memphis, Tenn.) led the team in scoring, dropping 18 points with six rebounds off the bench.

Charmen Taylor (SO/Arlington, Tenn.) pitched in 14 for the Lady Toppers with six boards, and Alexis Wynn came off the bench to score 11 with six rebounds, hitting three from deep.

Blue Mountain would have trouble with Faulkner center Angela Grant, as the senior scored 15 points and pulled down 17 rebounds for the double-double.

Blue Mountain’s bench provided 33 points to Faulkner’s six in the matchup.

BMCU (11-9, 4-8 SSAC) returns to SSAC play Saturday as they host William Carey in Blue Mountain with a tipoff set for 12 noon Central time.

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