WSCC ATHLETICS: Women’s golfer Lauren Cole earns 5th career low medalist title with Lions; basketball splits with Wallace Community College-Selma

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Competing for the Wallace State women’s golf team at the Northeast Invitational were, from left, Hannah Sanders, Lauren Cole, Carly Havens and Abigail Baker. (WSCC Athletics)

HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s women’s golf team won its second tournament of the spring this week, earning the rain-shortened Northeast Alabama Invitational, and sophomore Lauren Cole claimed her second low medalist title this month.

Cole, a Glencoe native, has won five low medalist titles in her Wallace State career, including two this spring.

Cole shot a 5-over par 77 in the opening round at Goose Pond and had a 38 through nine holes during the second round, which was cut short because of rain.

“Lauren Cole is an invaluable part of our team and a true leader. She came to us a good golfer and has developed into a great golfer. She constantly works on her swing and is among the hardest workers I’ve coached, either men or women,” said Wallace State women’s coach J.J. Adams. “Lauren’s also a great person and on the President’s List each semester.”

Wallace State freshman Abigail Baker was an All-Tournament selection, finishing tied for third with a 12-over 88.

Hannah Sanders placed fifth overall for the Lady Lions, and Carly Havens was tied for ninth.

Wallace State will host its annual spring invitational at Cross Creek Golf Course on April 5-6.

The Wallace State men’s golf team is currently ranked 16th in the nation and competes in the Calhoun Invitational next week.

Wallace State basketball splits doubleheader

Wallace State women’s sophomore Jiselle Woodson finished with 23 points and six rebounds, and Olivia Howard tallied a double-double in a 78-63 victory over Wallace Community College-Selma at home Tuesday night.

The Wallace State men lost a heartbreaker in the final seconds, 51-50. 

In the women’s game, Wallace State (9-6, 4-6 ACCC) used a 23-6 run to close the first quarter, cruising to a fourth win in five tries.

The Lady Lions maintained a 45-30 cushion at the break and a 62-44 advantage after three quarters.

Howard, a Spanish Fort native, had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Kallie Allen and Makyia Broughton each registered 10 points and six rebounds apiece.

Tatyanna Davis had six points and nine rebounds for the Lady Lions, and Avrie Grayer and Emrey McGill each scored six.

In the men’s game, the Patriots converted the go-ahead bucket with two seconds remaining, squeaking out a win at Traditions Bank Arena at Tom Drake Coliseum.

For Wallace State (9-10, 7-7 ACCC), Miguel Miranda had 15 points and five rebounds off the bench, Kuran Garner finished with 13 points and six rebounds and Jevon Laidler added eight points.

Both Wallace State teams travel to Selma on Friday. 

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu or the athletics Facebook page at www.wallacestate.edu/athleticsfb.