Lady Toppers back on track after win in Talladega
The Blue Mountain Christian women’s basketball team hopped back into the win column Thursday with an SSAC victory over Talladega 76-70,
The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for Blue Mountain, giving the Lady Toppers their second win over Talladega this season.
It looked like it would be a blowout for Blue Mountain as they would go up as much as 21 points on the Tornadoes, but Talladega would melt the lead and eventually make it a two-point game at 61-59 in the fourth.
Blue Mountain battled and held on, led by the Taylor twins. Charmen Taylor (SO/Arlington, Tenn.) would lead all scorers with 21 points and Carmen Taylor (SO/Arlington, Tenn.) would be right behind with 20 points and five rebounds.
Alexis Wynn (SR/Adamsville, Tenn.) got in on the fun with 14 points and four boards for Blue Mountain, while the entire team filled it up at 53 percent shooting from the field.
A 26-point second quarter outburst by Blue Mountain would give them a 47-26 lead at the break.
Blue Mountain would also control the rebounding game, winning it 32 to 29 while getting 25 points from the bench.
“It was a great team effort tonight,” BMCU head coach Tracy Rice said. “We shot the ball well and got after it on the boards. I was proud of how our ladies handled the pressure when Talladega made their run. It’s a good win to get on the road.”
BMCU (10-8, 3-7 SSAC) will look to make it two straight as they head to Stillman Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. with tip set for noon.