BATESVILLE, Ark. (1-29-11) — It was all smiles in Becknell Gym on Saturday afternoon following the Lyon College women's game, as the Scots defeated Blue Mountain College, 93-57, snapping a five game losing streak.
But it wasn't just the blowout victory that had Scots players, coaches and fans excited, it was the history that was made early in the second half.
Needing just 15 points entering the contest to become the all-time leading scorer in Lyon (Arkansas College) women's basketball history, K.K. Hodges had 14 at halftime to tie Grace Catt-McDowell (1987-91), with 1,786 career points.
Her teammates, coaches and supporters wouldn't have to wait long in the second stanza. In dramatic fashion, Hodges stole a pass on the Lady Toppers end of the court, taking it to the hole for a record-breaking layup.
Hodges, a native of Wynne, Ark., eventually finished with the with a double-double, scoring a game high 27 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. She also added two assists and two blocks to her stat sheet.
Coming off the bench with a very solid game in he post was Suzanne Fincham. Fincham had a double-double as well, going six-of-eight from the floor with 15 points, including a three-pointer late, and recording 14 rebounds.
Also scoring in double figures for the Scots was Phagen Altom with 17 points, and Lauren Ramsey added 16. Ramsey finished the game with seven boards.
Shooting was not a problem for the home team, as Lyon knocked down an even 50-percent of their shots, despite struggling for behind the arc. Lyon did, however, battled on the boards, picking up 52 total rebounds to the Lady Toppers 23.
The Scots (11-9, 3-5) only have a day rest before a non-conference contest on the road at Philander Smith in Little Rock on Monday. They will return home for conference action on Thursday (Feb. 3) again Cumberland (Tenn.).