Peach Belt surges on Day Two

Carrollton, Ga. – November 26 2005 – Day two of the Gulf South/Peach Belt Challenge saw the Clayton State Lady Lakers and Columbus State Cougars take home a win apiece. CCSU beat Montevallo 70-63 in the opener and Columbus took down host West Georgia 69-48 to close out the Challenge.

Columbus State 69
West Georgia 48

It was a bittersweet afternoon for the West Georgia Braves. It was a day where senior guard Tai Ellis become the 10th player in West Georgia history to eclipse the 1,000 point mark. But it was also a day where the CSU size overpowered the Braves in a 21-point victory.

West Georgia opened the game hitting on all cylinders. Ellis scored 13 points in the first 10 minutes, vaulting UWG to a 17-8 lead in that span.

But from that point on, it was all Columbus State, as the Cougars turned on thea afterbuners. CSU outrebounded the Braves 46-30 on the afternoon.

Ellis lad the Braves with 17 points, but it was Karina Pulici who had the outstanding afternoon. The Cougar hit seven-of-13 from beyond the arc, leading all scorers with 21 points.

The Braves fall to 3-2 while Columbus moves to 4-3 on the year. The Cougars were the only team undefeated at this year’s challenge.

Clayton State 70
Montevallo 63

In the opener, Clayton State’s pressure proved to be too much for Montevallo in a 70-63 win. The Lady Lakers dominated the contest, leading for all but 36 seconds of Saturday’s contest.

Clayton had four scorers in double-figures, led by Jasmine Patterson with 19. Shelcy Harp had a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Lady Lakers.

Montevallo falls to 2-4 on the year while Clayton moves to 3-1.

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