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Lady Railsplitters down Concord, 79-65

November 14, 2013

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lady Railsplitters used a balanced and efficient scoring attack to capture a 79-65 victory over the Concord Mountain Lions in non-conference action on Wednesday.


Lincoln Memorial opened their home slate by picking up its first win of season, improving to 1-1 overall, while Concord is 0-1.


LMU shot 49 percent from the field — the highest field goal percentage for the Lady Railsplitters since Nov. 24, 2012 — in the contest, highlighted by a 14-for-26 effort in the opening half. Lincoln Memorial also put on the clamps defensively, limiting the Mountain Lions to a 33.8 percent mark and just one-for-seven from behind the three-point arc.


Junior Aisjah Roan paced the Lady Railsplitters with a game-high 16 points amassed on a six-for-11 mark from the floor and a four-for-five effort from the free throw line. Roan added four assists to lead the Lady Railsplitters while leading all players in the contest with four steals.


Junior Katrina Ottesen canned four of her seven three-point attempts to accumulate 14 points to go along with a pair of assists and a steal. Senior Kalasia Green chipped in 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Samantha Satterlee churned out 10 points and five rebounds in 23 minutes of work.


LMU’s bench finished with a commanding 23-11 advantage over the second unit for the Mountain Lions. Sydnie Anderson and Kortnay Cox carried that effort for Lincoln Memorial with nine and eight points, respectively. Anderson and Cox combined for a perfect five-for-five mark from the field.


Andrea Bertrand and Stephanie Wagner led the Mountain Lion attack with 15 points apiece. Sammi Webster backed that duo with 13 points and a game-high eight rebounds while Jacqueline Kestner added 11 points and five boards. Rachel Artrip was also a force on the boards for Concord with seven rebounds in 21 minutes of action.


The Lady Railsplitters opened the game on a 15-4 run, sparked by Ottesen’s seven points over that stretch, and never looked back in the first half of play. By the 13:12 mark, the Mountain Lions had narrowed the gap to six, however, the Lady Railsplitters responded with a commanding 13-2 rally over the next five minutes of play to take command of the game. Ottesen drained another three-pointer with 3:38 remaining in the half to give the Lady Railsplitters a 43-22 cushion. LMU held as large as a 23-point lead down the stretch, but the Mountain Lions closed with five-straight points to go into the break trailing, 45-29.


In the second half, Lincoln Memorial never led by less than 14 and built as much as a 25-point lead. The Lady Railsplitters held a 79-61 advantage after Kortnay Cox drained a three-pointer with 1:40 remaining before Concord scored the final four points of the game to send LMU away with a 79-65 victory.


The Lady Railsplitters return to action and kickoff South Atlantic Conference play on Nov. 20 with a trip to Mars Hill.


Concord vs Lincoln Memorial


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CONCORD (0-1)


Stephanie Wagner 5-10 5-7 15, Andrea Bertrand 6-15 3-5 15, Sammi Webster 4-6 5-5 13, Jacqueline Kestner 4-9 3-5 11, Alley Odell 2-4 0-0 4, Melea Smith 1-4 0-0 3, Alexis Lowery 0-1 2-2 2, Ashley Brown 1-7 0-0 2, Rachel Artrip 0-12 0-0 0, Hannah Murray 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-68 18-24 65.


LINCOLN MEMORIAL (1-1)


Aisjah Roan 6-11 4-5 16, Katrina Ottesen 4-8 2-3 14, Kalasia Green 4-9 3-4 12, Samantha Satterlee 3-8 3-4 10, Sydnie Anderson 3-3 1-2 9, Kortnay Cox 2-2 3-4 8, MaRanda Boddie 1-2 2-3 4, Josey Harding 0-0 2-2 2, Britney Guy 1-3 0-0 2, Elliotte Roberts 1-2 0-2 2, Haley Nelson 0-1 0-0 0, Brook Fuson 0-1 0-0 0, Jasmine Kelly 0-1 0-0 0, Ashley Pritchett 0-0 0-0 0, Miranda Davenport 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-51 20-29 79.


Halftime — LMU 45-29. 3-point goals — Concord 1-7 (Smith 1-1, Kestner 0-2, Brown 0-1,l Artrip 0-2, Wagner 0-1); Lincoln Memorial 9-22 (Ottesen 4-7, Anderson 2-2, Cox 1-1, Satterlee 1-4, Green 1-3, Nelson 0-1, Fuson 0-1, Guy 0-1, Roan 0-2). Fouled out — Concord-Kestner, Bertrand; Lincoln Memorial-None. Rebounds — Concord 41 (Webster 8); Lincoln Memorial 38 (Boddie 5,Satterlee 5, Roberts 5, Green 5). Assists — Concord 10 (Wagner 5); Lincoln Memorial 13 (Roan 4). Total fouls — Concord 28, Lincoln Memorial 29. Technical fouls — Concord-TEAM, Lincoln Memorial-None. A-190.