2016-17 Women's Basketball
Record: 23-6 Home: 11-1 Away: 10-5 Neutral: 2-0 AAC: 16-6
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Left to Right -- Forward Catika Brown, and guard Candace Rhodes
Truett-McConnell University
Women's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 15, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ga. – Point University (22-6; 15-6 AAC) defeated Truett McConnell University (15-14; 11-10 AAC), 73-62, in Wednesday, Feb. 15 Appalachian Athletics Conference women's basketball action in Cleveland, Georgia.  


Point took a lead over TMU 6:32 into the first quarter and never trailed for the rest of the game.  The Skyhawks held a six-point advantage at the end of the first quarter, outscored the Bears 21-11 during the second quarter and led by 16 points at halftime, 39-23. 

Point increased its lead to as many as 21 points two different times during the third quarter, outscored the Bears 20-15 in the third and led by 21 points going into the fourth quarter, 59-38.  The Bears outscored the Skyhawks 24-14 in the final quarter, but Point held its lead and finished the contest with an 11-point lead and the victory, 73-62.

After the road win, Point head coachTory Wooley said, "It was nice to bounce back and to return to playing our brand of team basketball again.  I thought our defense made the difference in tonight's game and we have to continue to work hard in practice so our play can translate to the game."

Guard Candace Rhodes (JR/ Stone Mountain, GA) led the Skyhawks with 14 points and also added four boards and two steals.  Guard Alexia Manning (JR/ Columbus, GA) finished with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and guard Schelbi McKenzie (SO/ Stone Mountain, GA) contributed 11 points, three rebounds and one steal.  Forward Catika Brown (JR/Lithonia, GA) and forward Vanessa Calhoun (SR/Rome, GA) each ended the night with nine points. 

ForwardJanae' Simpson scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to secure a double-double, and guardAriana Sanders also scored 14 points to go along with seven boards and two assists.   

The Skyhawks hit 25-of-53 field goals (.472), 4-of-14 three-pointers (.286), 19-of-32 free throws (.594), were outrebounded by the Bears 43-31, committed 19 turnovers, and stole the ball nine times.  TMU made 19-of-66 shots (.288), 2-of-21 three-pointers (.095), and 22-of-31 free throws (.710) and committed 21 turnovers and stole the ball from Point seven times.

NEXT GAME: Coached byTory Wooley, Point University continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference in its final regular-season game with a Saturday, Feb. 18 away game against Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, at 2 p.m.