Wednesday, February 14, 2018

HBU Huskies pull out hard-fought win against Northwestern State Lady Demons

Photo by Robert H Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 14, 2018): With the score tied at 12 after 10 minutes of play, the HBU Huskies jumped out to a 27-25 lead at halftime in route to a 57-51 win over the Northwestern State Lady Demons at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston. The game, which saw head coach Donna Finnie play her entire bench, saw nine of her 11 active players put the ball into the hoop. Shannon Jones (Crosby HS, Crosby, Texas) came off the bench to score 19 points, a season high for the sophomore, in 24 minutes of play. She was 7-of-12 from the field, including 1-2 from three-point range, and 4-5 from the line. Starting forward Lauren Calver (Heathcote HS, Helensburgh, Australia), who played the entire game, tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double of the season. Amanda Johnson added 10 points to HBU's total. Libba Gilliam also received a double-double for the Lady Demons, scoring 18 points and pulling down 10 boards.

The win pushes the Huskies to 3-10 in conference play and boosts their season record to 7-16. The Lady Demons fell tp 2-12 on Southland play and 7-18 for the season. The Huskies remain at home to host Sam Houston State Saturday, February 17 at 2 p.m. They will then embark on their final round trip of the regular season, taking on Lamar Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. and McNeese Saturday, Februay 24 at 1 p.m.

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