Lady Tornadoes Cruise to Win Over Edward Waters

Women’s Basketball | Sun, Mar. 1, 2020


Jacksonville, FL – The Talladega College Women’s Basketball team traveled across state lines on Saturday afternoon to take on the Tigers of Edward Waters College in the final regular season GCAC showdown. With the GCAC postseason coming quickly and the Lady Tornadoes already securing the GCAC regular season title, Talladega helped themselves go a perfect 14-0 in conference play with a convincing 70-59 win over the Tigers.

The first quarter was a low scoring affair, with both Talladega and Edward Waters keeping close tabs on each other. The Lady Tornadoes held the largest lead of the opening quarter, an 19-8 advantage after a Rosa Reynaud three.

The new quarter brought more life for the Lady Tornadoes as Talladega continued to stay in control. With TC up ten, the Lady Tornadoes went on a 7-0 run fueled by three points from Kirstin Crook and four points from Brijanee Moore.

While sometimes the half can kill any kind of momentum a team has gained just before it, the Lady Tornadoes didn’t let that happen as they kept their foot on the gas throughout the second half. Talladega and Edward Waters would battle in the third and fourth quarters with TC ultimately taking the GCAC matchup 70-59.

While a lot of the attention will go to the Lady Tornadoes offense, which saw three different players hit double digits; it was the Lady Tornadoes defense that was the star of this show. The Lady Tornadoes helped Edward Waters to just 38 percent shooting from the floor and less than 13 percent from behind the three point line, while also forcing 21 turnovers.

Diamond Jolly continued her incredible play by dropping 19 points and grabbing 13 more rebounds for a double-double. Moore scored 15 points of her own while snatching nine boards and Tyeisha Juhan finished the game with 12 points and four rebounds as Talladega improved to 26-4 overall and 14-0 in GCAC play.

The Lady Tornadoes will open the GCAC conference tournament this Wednesday when they host Southern University at New Orleans.

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