Columbus State 81, Fort Valley 69: Lady Cougars down Fort Valley

FROM STAFF REPORTSNovember 15, 2013 

The Columbus State Lady Cougars women's basketball team defeated Fort Valley 81-69 Friday at the Lumpkin Center.

The Lady Cougars had a 18-10 lead after the first 10 minutes of the contest. CSU managed to keep in the neighborhood of a 10-point lead throughout the rest of the first half, with the score 40-31 at intermission.

The Lady Cougars pulled away to a 53-37 lead after the first five minutes of the second half and led by as much as 20 towards the end of the game. Fort Valley was able to narrow the lead a little in the closing minutes of the second half, but CSU held on for the win.

Chatil Bradford led the Lady Cougars with 21 points. She also had four rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Asha Alexander had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Tae Smith totaled 12 points, Britteny Tatum tallied 10 points, five rebounds and five assists and Carrie Washington had seven points, 12 rebounds and three steals.

Shytina Harley led Fort Valley with 16 points.

Columbus State (1-0, 0-0 Peach Belt Conference) will play at Shorter Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Fort Valley State vs Columbus State

11/15/13 6:00 pm at Columbus, Ga. (Lumpkin Center)

At Columbus, Ga. (Lumpkin Center)

COLUMBUS STATE 81, FORT VALLEY STATE 69

FORT VALLEY STATE (0-3, 0-0 SIAC)

Shytina Harley 6-13 4-5 16; Briana Shepherd 3-14 8-10 14; D'Ambria Thomas

5-10 0-0 11; Davina High 3-6 4-4 10; Markeya Price 2-4 2-4 6; Markisha

Washington 1-2 2-5 4; Antionna Jefferson 1-11 0-0 3; Carmononique Dawson 1-9

1-2 3; Iyuna Dugger 1-1 0-0 2; Katice Williams 0-2 0-0 0; Monique Wells 0-1

0-0 0. Totals 23-73 21-30 69.

COLUMBUS STATE (1-0, 0-0 PBC)

Chatil Bradford 8-12 5-5 21; Asha Alexander 3-9 6-9 12; Tae Smith 5-10 1-1

12; Britteny Tatum 4-10 2-4 10; Kayla Richards 2-5 4-4 9; Carrie Washington

1-4 5-6 7; Kristen Kennebrew 2-4 0-0 6; Dee Dee Deshazer 1-2 2-2 4; Michelle

Montgomery 0-0 0-0 0; Ashley Asouzu 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 26-61 25-31 81.

Fort Valley State............. 31 38 - 69

Columbus State................ 40 41 - 81

3-point goals--Fort Valley State 2-16 (D'Ambria Thomas 1-1; Antionna

Jefferson 1-5; Davina High 0-3; Carmononique Dawson 0-5; Katice Williams

0-2), Columbus State 4-16 (Kristen Kennebrew 2-4; Tae Smith 1-4; Kayla

Richards 1-3; Britteny Tatum 0-2; Chatil Bradford 0-3). Fouled out--Fort

Valley State-Markisha Washington, Columbus State-Carrie Washington.

Rebounds--Fort Valley State 41 (Shytina Harley 7), Columbus State 49 (Carrie

Washington 12). Assists--Fort Valley State 9 (Antionna Jefferson 5),

Columbus State 12 (Britteny Tatum 5). Total fouls--Fort Valley State 23,

Columbus State 19. Technical fouls--Fort Valley State-None, Columbus

State-None. A-311

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