The Lady Bucks (2-14, 1-9) will travel east this coming weekend, facing Cleveland State on Friday night and Chattanooga State Saturday afternoon. Motlow’s next home game will be Friday, Feb. 7, when Roane State visits. The following day, Walters State, undefeated and ranked second in the nation, comes to town as Motlow celebrates its homecoming.
The visiting Lady Pioneers (10-6, 7-3) jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead after five minutes of play Saturday afternoon, but the Lady Bucks fought back and tied the score at 11-11 seven minutes into the game. One minute later the visitors held an 18-13 advantage and never trailed again, taking a 36-28 lead into halftime.
Unofficially, the Lady Bucks committed 23 turnovers and were outrebounded by a wide margin. Motlow hit only four 3-point shots, less than half of its usual output.
Briana McDonald led Motlow with 16 points and five rebounds. Alexis Smith had six points and five rebounds, and Andi LaPietra had four blocked shots to go along with two points.
Jenise Davis was nearly unstoppable for Volunteer State, scoring 19 first half points on her way to a 27 point output. Shenequa Foster added 11 points, with 10 coming in the second half, to go along with nine rebounds.