Lady Ravens Earn 19-point Road Win

Team Remains Undefeated in HAAC Play

  • Monday, December 05, 2005

After earning a roughly-play home game Thursday in Ralph Nolan Gymnasium, the Lady Ravens began a five-game road swing Saturday when they took on Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo.

Up by eight points at halftime, the Lady Ravens used a 60.7 percent shooting effort from the field in the second half to earn the 19-point win, 73-54.

The Lady Ravens hit just 28.6 percent from the field in the first half but still managed to hold the lead, as they held the Lady Eagles to just nine field goals, including an 0 for 6 effort from behind the 3-point arc.

Senior forward Emily Smith paced the Lady 'Ravens in the first half with 15 points and was the only player on both teams in double figures at the half.

In the second half, the Lady Ravens scoring was anchored by senior center Michelle Walsh. Walsh, who only had 2 points at the half, scored 14 points in the half on a 5 for 8 effort  from the field and a 4 for 4 effort from the charily stripe.

Smith finished with a game-high 19 points and also pulled in a game-high 11 rebounds, recording her second straight double-double of the season.

The win moves the Lady Ravens overall record to 8-2 while they move to 4-0 in HAAC play.

They travel to Marshall, Mo., Tuesday when they take on Missouri Valley at 5:30 p.m. The game against the Lady Vikings is their final conference game of the first semester.