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December 1, 2012

Lady ‘Cats cruise past Saints

CLAREMORE — The Rogers State University women’s basketball team improved to 7-1 following their 84-39 win over Hillsdale Freewill Baptist Thursday night in non-conference action at the Claremore Expo Center.

Rician Walker and Kelby Fritz tallied 12 points each and Clarissa Cannon added 10 to lead the RSU offense.

Cannon also recorded 12 rebounds to finish off her double-double outing.

RSU jumped out to a 41-22 lead at the end of the first half, shooting 15-of-36 from the field and 3-of-13 from the perimeter.

Walker came off the bench for 10 of her 12 points during 11 minutes of action in the first half.

The backup point guard was 4-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from the free throw line.

Larrielle Giles also contributed seven points in the first half as RSU’s bench outscored Hillsdale Baptist, 26-18.

RSU enjoyed a 22-point lead with 3:16 remaining until halftime as Walker converted the assist from Jade Hardy for a layup to put the Lady ‘Cats ahead 36-14.

RSU’s offense held a 23-4 advantage on points off turnovers in the first 20 minutes.

Coming out in the second half, RSU’s pressure defense continued to plague Hillsdale Baptist as the Saints committed 26 total turnovers.

A three-pointer by Fritz extended the Lady ‘Cats lead to 49-22 with 18:12 left in the game.

RSU continued to press the Saints until the halfway mark of the second half, as the Lady ‘Cats built a 69-28 lead on Taylor Jeffs’s three-pointer.

Megan Maloy led Hillsdale Baptist with eight points. Kelsea Rey and Rosa Meadows also contributed with six points each.

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