- Cullman, Alabama

December 3, 2012

WALLACE STATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Nance's 4th double-double guides Lions to latest win

By Russell Moore
The Cullman Times

HANCEVILLE — Sophomore forward Ashley Nance finished with her fourth double-double, three other Lady Lions finished in double figures and Wallace State’s women’s basketball team notched an impressive 78-66 victory over Chattanooga (Tenn.) State at the Tom Drake Coliseum Monday night.

Nance's 14 points and 13 rebounds came just two days after a 23-point, 14-rebound outburst in a winning effort for the Lions against Wallace-Selma.

Point guard Jaylan Snowden scored 15 points and collected five rebounds for Wallace State, Brandee Busenlehner knocked down three 3-pointers in the first half, finishing with 11 points and six rebounds, and Presley Darling added 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Lions outrebounded the Lady Tigers 66-47, grabbing 25 offensive boards.

“This was a quality win against a team that started the season ranked and one we’ve seen before at the national tournament. I was thoroughly, thoroughly impressed with our effort, especially after the sluggish spurts we had Saturday,” said Wallace State coach Ron Burdette, whose team is riding a three-game win streak. “We spread the wealth in this one, meaning we didn’t just rely on Jaylan Snowden and Ashley Nance. Brandee Busenlehner hit some big shots, Kendall Greene played well and Presley Darling had one of her better games in a Wallace State uniform.”

Jasmine Coleman contributed seven points off the bench for Wallace State (7-3).

Four Lions hit 3-pointers in the first half, helping the team maintain a 40-32 cushion at the break. Wallace State extended its advantage to as many as 14 points in the second half after a 3-point play by Nance at the 6:08 mark.

The Lions will travel to Wallace-Selma on Saturday, playing the Lady Patriots for the second time in a week.