Quenita Washington gave Lincoln (Mo.) the lead and Liere Dancy took over from there as the Blue Tigers edged Oklahoma Panhandle State 56-54 in overtime in a Heartland Conference road game in Goodwell.
With the score 49-47 after Washington’s jumper, Dancy scored the final seven points for the Blue Tigers (7-8, 2-4), who withstood stubborn efforts from the Lady Aggies’ Nicole Bandaleria, Camille Washington and Kariz Bioni. It was only after Dancy snagged a rebound off a missed free throw that Lincoln could breathe easy.
Washington led Lincoln with 14 points. Ashley Norris added 13 points. Stacey Smith just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds. Smith’s basketball with :09 left in regulation tied the game at 47-47 and forced overtime.
Xavier (La.) 69, Mobile 50
Brittany Powell scored a career-high 29 points as the Gold Nuggets rolled over the Lady Rams in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference action.
Powell, named GCAC and Heritage Sports Radio Network Division II player of the week, hit 12 of 15 shots from the floor, along with five of six from the charity stripe. Xavier (12-5, 5-0) won its fifth game in a row to maintain sole possession of first place in the conference.
“I’m not surprised by Brittany,” Xavier coach Bo Browder said after the game. “I think she’s the most talented player in our conference. If she’s focused, she could score 30 every night.”
SiMon Franlin added 10 points in the victory that saw the Gold Nuggets jump out to a 10-0 lead and never look back.
Adrienne Mackay led the Lady Rams (11-4, 3-2) with 16 points. Davina Jefferson had 15 in the loss for Mobile, which became the eighth team to be held under 50 points by Xavier.
Xavier returns home for a 5 p.m. showdown at The Barn against William Carey, which trails by a game in the standings.
Fayetteville State 63, Chowan 54
Stephens 79, Harris-Stowe State 71
Benedict 56, Miles 45
LeMoyne Owen 85, Paine 73
Tuskegee 68, Clark Atlanta 55
West Virginia State 66, Alderson-Broaddus 49
West Virginia Wesleyan 66, Bluefield State 52
Georgia Tech 80, Savannah State 51
Chowan 69, Fayetteville State 60
Oklahoma Panhandle State 71, Lincoln (Mo.) 57
Mobile 59, Xavier (La.) 53
Jacksonville State 85, Tennessee State 67
Benedict 71, Miles 50
Clark Atlanta 55, Tuskegee 50
Kentucky State 76, Albany State 73
Lane 71, Fort Valley State 60
LeMoyne Owen 85, Paine 54
Stillman 71, Morehouse 62
Alderson-Broaddus 84, (21) West Virginia State 79
West Virginia Wesleyan 72, Bluefield State 70 (OT)
Central State 70, Marygrove 62