The Warhawks won their third straight against Talladega College on Wednesday.
Women's Basketball - Wed. Nov. 09, 2011
MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The Auburn University at Montgomery women's basketball team opened the home portion of its 2011-12 season with a 53-38 victory over in-state foe Talladega College on Wednesday at the AUM Physical Education Complex.
With the win, the Warhawks improved to 3-0, while the Lady Tornadoes fell to 1-2 on the season.
Sophomore Keisha Moore paced AUM with a game-high 13 points, while junior LaKenya Drayton added a season-high 10 points in the victory. Drayton pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and chipped in a pair of blocks. Freshman Marren Schwartz came off the bench to score four points, grab four rebounds and post a team-best three steals.
The Warhawks trailed just twice in the contest, falling behind for the final time when Talladega took a 4-3 lead with 17:10 remaining in the opening period.
AUM took the lead for good with an 8-0 run during the next 3:10, as Moore, senior Courtney Thacker and juniors Caitlin Cunningham and Kamesha Strong each made baskets during the stretch.
The Lady Tornadoes pulled to within five points, 23-18, with 4:38 remaining before the half, but the Warhawks closed the period with 7-0 run to close the half and take a 30-18 advantage to the locker room.
AUM pushed its lead to 14 points on a pair of occasions in the second half, but a lay-in by Drayton with 1:34 put the Warhawks up by a game-high 15 points and provided the final margin.
For the game, AUM converted 35 percent of its shots from the field, while holding Talladega to just 28.6 percent. The Warhawks also forced 22 turnovers, leading to 21 points, and committed just 12 of their own.
Shakila Cole led the Lady Tornadoes with nine points, while Latoya Davis pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.
AUM will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 12, when it travels to Americus, Ga., to take on Georgia Southwestern. Tip-off is slated for 3 p.m.