|Tennessee Wesleyan Univ 17-13||9||19||18||19||65|
|Bluefield (Va.) 18-12||13||11||14||18||56|
|Feb. 23, 2017|
|Tennessee Wesleyan Univ||Indv. Leaders||Bluefield (Va.)|
|#3 Hunter Simpson - 18||Points||#23 Whitney Smith - 14|
|#23 Madison Walkup - 9||Rebounds||#00 Danae Cox - 9|
|#3 Hunter Simpson - 5||Assists||#22 Hannah Preservati - 5|
|Tennessee Wesleyan Univ||Team Statistics||Bluefield (Va.)|
|36.8% (21 - 57)||Field Goals %||25% (18 - 72)|
|33.3% (8 - 24)||3 Point Field Goals %||18.2% (6 - 33)|
|71.4% (15 - 21)||Free Throws||87.5% (14 - 16)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||18|
The Lady Bulldogs move on to the semifinal round of the AAC Tournament after a 65-56 win over Bluefield on Thursday. Tennessee Wesleyan will face Milligan on Friday at 2:00 pm in Kingsport, TN at the Meadowview Convention Center.
The Lady Bulldogs trailed 13-9 after the first quarter, but came back in the 2nd to out score the Rams 19-11 and take a 28-24 lead into the locker room at half. Hunter Simpson began to the charge at 6:41 with a three point play off a made layup and free throw shot. Kenzie Conn pitched in four free throws, while Kelsey Young and Gina Dick each put their own two points in. Hannah Trout and Madison Walkup each hit a three to help the Lady Bulldogs take the lead.
Madison Walkup hit two "3's" to start the third quarter, but then the Lady Bulldogs had a four minute drought where nothing would fall. Hunter Simpson finally put two on the board to get the Lady Bulldogs rolling again. Kenzie Conn hit two free throws and Walkup and Simpson both put in threes. One more basket by Gina Dick gave the Lady Bulldogs a 46-38 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter.
TWU extended their lead to as much as 13 in the fourth quarter en route to the 65-56 win over Bluefield.