By James Vallone
ATLANTA, Ga. – For the second time this season, the Lady Hawks will take on the Lady Panthers from Clark Atlanta, this time on the road, with the game on December 8 at 2pm. Shorter won the contest on November 26 in the Winthrop-King Centre, 64-61.
The prior match-up saw Maggie Peeples drain an open 3-pointer to break a tie late in the game to put the Lady Hawks ahead for good. Shorter led most of the categories, including Kristin Nash as the top scorer with 17 points, and Shelby Farrer gathering 13 rebounds. Karisma Boykin and Peeples each dished out four assists, on the way to the Lady Hawks totaling 15 assists for the game. The Lady Hawks also registered a season high 13 offensive rebounds while visiting the free throw line 31 times, making 19 – both season highs also.
For the season, Boykin is the top scorer with 14.8 points per game, followed closely by Lynette Harris who is scoring 12.8. Boykin is also leading the team with 3.4 assists per game. Farrer is averaging 9.2 rebounds per game, with 2.8 coming on the offensive glass.
Clark Atlanta (3-4) is coming off of the 60-50 home victory over Concordia College. The win snapped a three game losing streak; with the Shorter game the middle of the three. The Lady Panthers are currently 2-2 at home, with their other home victory against Spellman College in the season opener on November 14, 80-49.
Cornish Hicks leads the Lady Panthers with 13.6 points per game, while La'Quisha Lewis is averaging 9.2 rebounds per game. Hicks managed 14 points and Lewis grabbed eight rebounds in the prior game between the teams.
Fans unable to make the game can follow the live stats by clicking on this link. Fans can also catch all the live action by tuning into 95.7 WATG-FM The Ridge or by accessing the audio link located on the women's basketball schedule.