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Mobile can't shake off Rust; Lady Bearcats win 62-61
November 25, 2011

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     NEW ORLEANS — It was a reversal of fortune for the Rust Lady Bearcats at the Xavier Classic.
     Rust — beaten by a Dillard 3-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime one day earlier — supplied the late heroics Friday. Marian Lee scored a layup on an inbounds pass with two-tenths of a second remaining to give the Lady Bearcats a 62-61 victory against Mobile.
     Rust (3-5) trailed 59-50 with 3 minutes remaining before closing with a 12-2 burst which gave the Lady Rams (2-5) their second narrow defeat of this event.
     Al'Lisha Hudson had 20 points and 10 rebounds for NCAA Division III Rust and scored 10 of her 18 second-half points, including two 3-pointers, during the closing rally.
     Hudson's basket with 16 seconds remaining cut Mobile's lead to 61-60. The Lady Rams missed three straight free throws afterward, two by Alice Honnery with 11 seconds remaining.
     Hudson missed a shot with two seconds remaining, but Mobile touched the ball last before it went out of bounds under the Rust basket. After a Rust timeout, Tremelanie McFadden passed to Lee for the winning points. Lee then intercepted at halfcourt a Mobile pass as the buzzer sounded.
     Jessica Brown scored 10 points for Rust. McFadden had 11 assists, and Telicia Gayden matched Hudson's 10 rebounds to help the Lady Bearcats outrebound Mobile 56-36.
     Honnery had 16 points, nine rebounds, six blocked shots, three assists and three steals for NAIA member Mobile, which missed two shots in the final possession of a 61-58 loss to Tuskegee on Thursday. Allison Michael scored 12 points, all in the second half.
     Mobile committed 12 turnovers and gained 27 but missed 12-of-19 free throws. The Lady Rams outscored Rust 11-1 in the first six minutes and took their biggest lead, 24-11, on Honnery's basket with five minutes remaining in the half. But Destini Shannon scored six points in the final three minutes to help Rust close the margin to 30-25 by halftime.


 

 
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