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Lyon women advance in TranSouth Tournament with 70-53 win over Trevecca Nazarene

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (3-2-11) - Three Scots combined for 50 of the total output, as the Lyon College women knock off Trevecca Nazarene, 70-53, in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.

The victory advances the Scots into the semi-finals, setting up a date with the nations top team Union (Tenn.) on Friday night in Jackson.

Against the Lady Trojans, junior Lauren Ramsey led all scores with 20 points, including five three-pointers.

Freshman Alex Davidson was perfect from the field, hitting all four threes she took, finishing with a career high 16 points. The only other double-figure scorer was All-American senior K.K. Hodges with 14.

In total, the Scots knocked down 11-of-18 shots from behind the arc, with Christine Smith and Rachel Shellenberger adding one each to the team's total.

Lyon's long range shooting get off to a hot start as the game began, with Davidson finding an open Ramsey for three just 36 seconds in. A couple of possessions later, Davidson entered the scoring column with a three of her own, giving the Scots the lead, 8-2.

The Scots never gave up the lead the whole ball game, holding as much as a 14-point advantage with just seconds remaining in the first half following another Davidson three.

With a 12-point lead and 15:17 remaining on the clock in the second half, Shellenberger found Ramsey for another three, kick starting a 15-3 run by the Scots. When the run ended with 10 minutes to go, the Scots found themselves up with a 24-point margin, 62-38.

However, the Lyon offense went cold down the stretch, matched with multiple turnovers, and the Lady Trojans went on a 12-2 run over the next eight minutes.

The Lyon women's defense, which has been tough all season long, stepped up to stop the bleeding, forcing a turnover, finishing with a Phagen Altom layup to go back up 16 with 1:41 to go. Altom finished with five points.

Head coach Tracy Stewart-Lange got production out of her bench on Wednesday, with Smith and Shellenberger finishing with five points each, Farrah Turner and Debbie Onukwube with two each. Erin Rouse added a free throw for Lyon.

The Lady Trojans had just one player in double-figures with London Elie bringing in 17 points.

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