The Delta State University Lady Statesmen found their grove here Saturday afternoon at the Lloyd Clark Court at the Walter Sillers Sillers Coliseum.
Delta State University defended its home court well by defeating the University of West Georgia Lady Wolves 82-61 in Gulf South Conference women’s basketball action.
The Lady Statesmen stretched their winning streak seven in a row as they improved to 11-1 with a 4-1 mark in the GSC. DSU remained perfect at home by improving to 7-0 at the Walter Sillers Coliseum. West Georgia fell to 10-3 with a 3-2 mark in the GSC. In the Gulf South Conference standings, Delta State is in a tie for third place with Montevallo.
On the day, the Lady Statesmen shot 45.6 percent (31-of-68) from the floor and outrebounded the Lady Wolves 59-40. DSU’s defense held the Lady Wolves to only 29.5 percent shooting (23-of-78) from the floor in the game. Delta State finished with 21 assists to 20 turnovers, while West Georgia had just 10 assists to 17 turnovers.
“We played really well in the first half,” Lady Statesmen head coach Craig Roden said. “We attacked their press, and they’ve been speeding people up with that press. We were able to get through the press and get some easy shots. We had more assists than turnovers. Some of those turnovers we had were just careless mistakes.”
Zyaire Ewing had a monster game by scoring 25 points and pulling down 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Statesmen. Quantesha Patterson aided DSU with 12 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals, followed by Ernesha Chatman with 11 points and seven assists and Kirstin Brown with 10 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.
Delta State will be back in action on Thursday when the Lady Statesmen will take on the University of West Florida Lady Argonauts in Pensacola, Fla. on Thursday in a 5:30 p.m. showdown in GSC play.