Tuscaloosa, AL- Down by two points and with 18 seconds left on the clock, the Lady Lions had two opportunities to win by one point, or tie the game for a second overtime, but to no avail. The Lady Tigers of Stillman College held on to win the SIAC conference match-up against the Lady Lions 70-68 on the campus of Stillman College Saturday, January 30, 2010.
The Lady Lions went into the locker room with a six point lead (33-27). The Lady Lions seemed to be confident and continued to play hard, but at the end of regulation the Lions and Tigers were tied at 60 to send the game into overtime.
The Lady Tigers jumped out and scored four of their 10 overtime points early, and the Lady Lions finally connected with a lay-up by Freshman Jasmine Faulkner with 2:30 left in the period.
Four Lady Lions scored in double-digits, led by Areyal LeDeatte who scored 17 points, Shanee’ Butler added 16, Jasmine Faulkner 12 points, and Antionette McPhail 11 points.
With the loss, the Lady Lions fall to 3-14 on the season, and 2-12 SIAC conference record.
Jamilla McKinnis led the way for the Lady Tigers coming off of the bench and scoring 17 points, and grabbing 8 rebounds.
The Lady Lions will be traveling to Tuskegee, AL to face Tuskegee University Golden Tigerettes February 1, 2010. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 PM CST.