WALLACE STATE SPORTS: women’s basketball stays hot, winning 3 games in 5 days

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Freshman Miajah Bullock (21) throws a pass to Jada Golden in Sunday’s victory at Tom Drake Coliseum.

HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s women’s basketball team reeled off its third win in five days at Tom Drake Coliseum on Sunday, earning an 83-72 victory over Columbia State.

Eight Wallace State players scored at least six points as the Lady Lions moved to 8-3 on the season.

Miajah Bullock poured in a career-high 13 points off the bench for Wallace State, Jada Golden added 11 points off the bench behind three 3-pointers and Joy

Sadler posted her fifth double-double of the season, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Wallace State won its fourth straight game.

“It doesn’t matter who you play, winning three games in five days is a big feat, especially with their minds also being on finals. Our ladies came in and executed. They listen well and respond to what’s going on. I’m very proud of them,” said Wallace State interim women’s coach Jessica McBrayer. “One of our strengths is you don’t know who’s going to step up from game to game. Someone new comes off the bench for a spark, and that’s great for a coach. It was Miajah Bullock’s turn today.”

Wallace State jumped out to a 24-15 lead at the end of the first quarter and pushed it to 45-34 by halftime. The Lady Lions led 63-58 after three quarters.

Karlie Hudson scored 10 points for Wallace State, Gabby Hill had eight points and Sydney Powell and Marquise Cobbs each scored six.

Golden had five assists to complement her scoring output. She leads the Lady Lions with 23 3-pointers made.

On Friday, Wallace State’s women cruised to an 83-66 win over Volunteer State.

Sadler paced the Lady Lions with 24 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 10-of-17 from the field.

Golden contributed 14 points and four steals for Wallace State and Hudson finished with seven points, seven rebounds and four steals. Gabby Hill had seven points, Channing Gafford pitched in with seven points and seven rebounds off the bench, DeMaurea Moore scored six points an Alexis Osteen scored five.

Wallace State also beat Motlow State on Dec. 6, winning 72-60.

Wallace State men

The Wallace State men are also off to an 8-3 start to the season after earning a 61-54 victory over Volunteer State on Friday.

Jonathan Andre paced the Lions with 15 points in the win. Geordan Walker contributed 13 points and five rebounds and Dee’Quan Fleming registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Chris Rollins added six points for Wallace State and John Payne had five off the bench.

Wallace State led 36-23 at the break.

Both Wallace State teams host Wallace Community College – Selma on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m.

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit http://athletics.wallacestate.edu.