Lady Lions Beat Crusaders to Start 2013-14 Season, 57-39

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I was really please with the defensive effort, good play off the bench, and freshman contributed well.

Jason Smith – Head Coach Lady Lions

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The Bryan College Lady Lions began the 2013-14 season at home against the Tennessee Temple Lady Crusaders on Monday night with a 57-39 win. The Lady Lions slowly built up the lead and at halftime they lead 31 to 18. In the second half Bryan took a 43-32 lead up to 51-32 to take a commanding 19 point lead and Temple never could close the gap as the final margin was 57-39.

Bryan shot 30.8% from the floor against a 25% shooting percentage for Tennessee Temple and won the rebounding battle 50-46. The Lady Lions defense accounted for 10 steals and forced 18 turnovers.

Kristen Lane and Jenna Ray each tallied 13 points and Dasha Sharova contributed 9 points for Bryan. Kristen Lane also had 9 rebounds and 5 steals. Also showing up on the boards was Kelia Formont with 9 rebounds and Kelsey Brooks with 8 rebounds. Three first year players, Kristin Lane, Victoria Griffin and Meghan Billingsby played well for Coach Jason Smith and Kelsey Brooks was very good on defense.

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Photos by Gary Bolden

The Lady Lions play on Friday at home against Marian University with a 5:30 pm tipoff.

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