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Lady Railsplitters fall to Pioneers 57-61

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HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lady Railsplitters suffered through an ice-cold shooting night and Nequoiah Anderson posted a game-high 22 points as the Tusculum College Pioneers captured a 61-57 victory over Lincoln Memorial University in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Monday at Tex Turner Arena.


Lincoln Memorial (12-10, 11-7 SAC) lost its second straght and fell to the Pioneers (6-16, 6-12 SAC) for the 16th time in the last 20 head-to-head match-ups. Tusculum has won five of its last seven.


The Lady Railsplitters finished shooting 28.8 percent (19-for-66) from the field, failing to break the 30-percent barrier for the first time all season. While Lincoln Memorial was a respectable 12-for-35 in the second stanza, a 7-for-31 effort (22.6 percent) in the first half handcuffed LMU’s offensive production.


Aisjah Roan led the Lady Railsplitters with 19 points on 6-of-19 shooting while pitching in seven rebounds and three steals. Haley Nelson scored 12 points with a 4-for-9 mark, while Samantha Satterlee churned out 10 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes. Katrina Ottesen canned a pair of threes to accumulate eight points, and MaRanda Boddie and Josey Harding ombined for 19 rebounds. Boddie grabbed 10 with two blocks and two steals in 33 minutes, while Harding hauled in nine in only 15 minutes.


For Tusculum, Anderson led all players with 22 points on 5-of-15 shooting and she added seven rebounds and three steals to her stat ledger. Blakeley Burleson contributed 15 points, while Maelyn Cutshaw posted nine points and nine rebounds. The Lady Railsplitters and Pioneers finished with an even 50-50 draw on the glass, and Kristen McMillion accounted for nearly half of the Pioneers’ boards. She pulled down 21 rebounds in 40 minutes of action.


Lincoln Memorial hosts Brevard on Wednesday.

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