The visiting team scored 13 unanswered points to start the game. The Lady Tornadoes never had the lead the entire game. Edward Waters’ Erica Tindall was near flawless in the first half, putting up 19 points and shooting 6-7 from three-point range. The Lady Tigers drained eight three-pointers in the first half alone.
TC’s first points of the night came with 14:25 remaining in the first period when Tiara Perry hit a shot. The Lady Tornadoes went on a run midway through the first half to close the gap. A three-pointer by Rasierra Dye put the Lady Tornadoes down by three with 9:03 remaining until intermission.
Unfortunately for the home team, that is as close as they would get for the rest of the game. The Lady Tigers fought back and extended their lead to 15 points at the half.
The Lady Tornadoes struggled getting shots to fall again in the second half. TC’s first points of the final period came on two free throws by Shelby Stevens to make the score 47-33 with 17:26 remaining in the game.
Half of TC’s second half points came from the charity stripe. The Lady Tornadoes were 16-27 from the line in the final period and 21-40 for the game.
Stevens and Ruthie Martin led the way for the Lady Tornadoes in the second half, scoring seven and six points respectively.
Dye led TC in scoring with 15 points. Martin added 13 points while Stevens finished with 11. Perry chipped in nine.
“We took this team for granted,” TC head coach Romeo Lagmay said. “They came in here 0-4. We just thought we could win based on us winning in the past. The newcomers are not getting it. We recognize that we’re coming out slow, but we’re not doing anything about it in practice, we’re not doing anything about it in our shoot arounds, we’re not doing anything about it in our attitudes.”
Tindall led all scorers with 21. Ebony Presha added 17 for Edward Waters.
The Lady Tornadoes return to action on Saturday when they travel to take on Tuskegee at 4 p.m.
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