Women’s Basketball – Sun, Oct. 24, 2021 at 9:20 PM
TALLADEGA, Ala. – A 20-point third quarter helped Stillman College to a 49-42 win over Fisk University and open the season 2-0 at Talladega College’s Dream Academy Classic.
Devyn Lockhart hit a 3-pointer with 8:30 left in the third quarter to give Stillman a 25-24 lead after being tied, 22-22, at halftime. Lockhart scored seven in the quarter and Amaria Strong scored five points, including a 3-pointer to make it a 40-30 game.
Stillman led by as many as 14 points, 47-33, in the fourth quarter and held off a later rally by Fisk.
Strong led all players with 14 points and Lockhart posted her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
JaMesha King was held to two points in the post, but led Stillman on defense with eight total rebounds, four steals and seven blocked shots – a single-game school record for blocks in Stillman College’s NAIA era. Her seven blocks are the most by a Southern States Athletic Conference player since March 2020.
Samantha Thomas was the last Stillman player to block six shots twice against Miles College in 2015, while Jamila McKinnis was the last to block at least seven shots, doing so four times in 2012 with a SIAC-best nine blocks in the season finale against Tuskegee.
Stillman’s eight total blocks are the most since Stillman blocked nine shots against Miles College and 10 shots against Lane College in February 2015.
The win is Stillman’s 10th straight against Fisk dating back to February 2000. The teams used to play each other twice a year through 2003, played twice in 2010 and once in 2016.
Stillman (2-0) will have the week off before traveling to Nashville, Tennessee on Nov. 2 to meet Fisk (0-2) as part of a women’s and men’s basketball double header at 6 p.m.