Ellisville, Miss- Khadejah Buxton (SR/Ellisville, Miss.) and Adicia Yarbrough (FR/Hattiesburg, Miss.) each scored 14 points as William Carey University defeated Coastal Georgia, 67-50 in SSAC action on Saturday afternoon at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

 

Breaking Down the Game

  • Cortney Epting (SR/Jackson, Miss.) joined Buxton and Yarbrough in double figures with 10 points. Latia Pullum (JR/Bay Minette, Ala.) finished with 9 points and 7 rebounds.
  • Ashlee Francis led Coastal Georgia and all scorers with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

How it Happened

  • Coastal Georgia came out on fire connecting on four three point baskets early on but Carey regrouped and limited the Mariners to just four field goals for the rest of the half to open a 29-24 lead at the break.
  • Coastal Georgia tied the game at 35 with 2:50 left in the third quarter but WCU closed the half with a 10-0 run to open a 45-35 lead. The Mariners would cut the lead to six early in the fourth quarter but Carey held strong on the defensive end. WCU would limit Coastal Georgia to just five points over the final six minutes of play as they pulled away with a 16-5 run.

Carey is back in action on Monday as they hit the road to take on the University of Mobile. Tip-off is set for 5:30 pm at Pharr Gym.


Coastal Georgia (Ga.) vs. William Carey (Miss.)


Coastal Georgia (Ga.) ( 6-19, 3-13 SSAC)
Kenya Holiday 1-4 0-0 3, Hannah Riley 1-3 0-0 2, Jakaria Fleming 0-0 1-2 1, Lynsey Washington 1-5 0-5 2, Kaci Palo 1-6 2-2 5, A'Chanti Layfield 4-12 1-3 12, Ashlee Francis 8-17 1-3 21, Whitney Roberts 2-2 0-1 4. Totals 18-49 5-16 50

William Carey (Miss.) (6-13, 4-10 SSAC)
Teshia Jones (JR/Stringer, Miss.) 2-9 0-0 5, Savannah Richardson (FR/Evadale, Tx.) 0-0 0-0 0, Cortney Epting 3-9 2-2 10, Maia McCullum (JR/Ellisville, Miss.) 3-7 0-0 7, Jada Jones (SO/Moss Point, Miss.) 0-2 0-0 0, Latia Pullum 4-7 1-2 9, Caroline Lumpkin (JR/Carriere, Miss.) 4-8 0-0 8, Khadejah Buxton 3-5 8-8 14, Adicia Yarbrough 6-13 2-4 14, Devan Cleveland (SR/Mobile, Ala.) 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-60 13-16 67
 

SCORE BY PERIODS1st2nd3rd4thTOTAL
Coastal Georgia (Ga.)159111550
William Carey (Miss.)1415162267


FG%: Coastal Georgia (Ga.) .367, William Carey (Miss.) .417. 3-pt FG:Coastal Georgia (Ga.) 9-25 (Holiday 1-2, Riley 0-1, Palo 1-5, Layfield 3-7, Francis 4-10), William Carey (Miss.) 4-18 (Jones 1-4, Epting 2-6, McCullum 1-2, Pullum 0-1, Lumpkin 0-3, Yarbrough 0-2). Rebounds: Coastal Georgia (Ga.) 26 (Francis 11), William Carey (Miss.) 46 (TEAM 8). Fouls Coastal Georgia (Ga.) 18, William Carey (Miss.) 16. Fouled out: none. Technical: Coastal Georgia (Ga.) Coach. Assists: Coastal Georgia (Ga.) 12 (Palo 5), William Carey (Miss.) 15 (Pullum 5). Steals: Coastal Georgia (Ga.) 3 (Riley 2), William Carey (Miss.) 6 (Epting 2, Buxton 2). Blocked shots: Coastal Georgia (Ga.) 4 (Riley 1, Washington 1, Francis 1, Roberts 1), William Carey (Miss.) 3 (Jones 2). Turnovers: Coastal Georgia (Ga.) 18, William Carey (Miss.) 14. Attendance: 75.