A big second half helped Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team overcome an early deficit and roll to their first conference win of the season Tuesday (Nov. 26).
The Lady Statesmen nearly matched their opponent's entire game total with their second-half output in a 76-57 win at Southeastern Illinois College in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.
Both teams came out firing in the first quarter, with LTC holding a 22-21 lead after the first 10 minutes. Neither team was able to come close to matching that output in the second quarter, while the Lady Statesmen were outscored 12-7 in the period and trailed 33-29 at halftime.
The Lady Statesmen picked things up in the third quarter, as they outscored Southeastern Illinois 25-14 to take a 54-47 lead into the final period. Lincoln Trail put the game away in the fourth quarter, outscoring Southeastern Illinois 22-10 over the final 10 minutes.
Jaylynn Brown led LTC with 25 points, 19 of which came in the second half, including 13 in the third quarter. Kelsey Mitchell also reached double figures with 11 points, as did Kira Robinson with 10, while Hannah Boykin tossed in nine, Paiton Mangrum contributed eight, Alexis True netted five and Alaysia Douglas and Tori Combs scored two points apiece.
Staisha Hamilton led Southeastern Illinois with 25 points, including seven three-pointers, while Nina Blade tossed in 13.