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
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.