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Hot Shooting Leads Lady Marauders to 4th Straight

WILBERFORCE, Ohio – The Central State Marauders won their fourth straight game with a lopsided 87-54 win over Fort Valley State on Monday.

With the win, the Marauders improve to 5-2 overall with a 2-0 mark in SIAC play. The Wildcats remain winless with a 0-8 mark and 0-2 ledger in the conference.

The Lady Marauders never trailed in the game, taking a 24-18 lead after the first quarter. The Lady Marauders turned up their defensive intensity in the second quarter to outscore FVSU, 10-0, on points off of turnovers and took a 48-27 lead at intermission.

CSU kept their momentum in the third frame by outscoring FVSU, 22-9. Up 70-36, CSU cruised in the fourth quarter en route to the win.

CSU was led by the play of its guards as the perimeter players accounted for 70 of the team’s 87 points. Sierra Harley led all scorers with 18 points. Jaeda Davis and Brooke Spaulding each poured in 17 points. Takyra Gilbert chipped in with 10.

CSU recorded 16 steals and forced FVSU into 27 turnovers.

The Lady Marauders will try to stay undefeated in conference play when they host Lane on Thursday at 5:30 pm.

Quotes – Coach Lewis Shine
“We cannot take any team lightly and I was pleased with our intensity tonight.”

“Our crowd continues to be tremendous supporters of our efforts and we hope to continue to take care of business at home.”

“It is great to have players like Brooke Spaulding, Destinee Russell and others that can come off the bench and make an immediate impact.”

“It is important for us to continue this strong start to conference play. As the season goes on, we want to be in control of where we will be seeded come tournament time.”

“Our guards continue to set the pace for us. While the guards continue to score, we were also pleased with the defensive play of Chavon Banks and Destinee Russell. Both players did an outstanding job of rebounding, causing deflections and creating extra possessions.”

The Lady Marauders return to action Thursday night when the host the Dragons of Lane College at 5:30pm ET! You can listen live HERE beginning at 5:10pm

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