Buffs knock off Bulldogs in big upset win

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The Milligan College women’s basketball team held off a resilient Tennessee Wesleyan University team in the final 30 seconds to secure a 78-74 victory Tuesday night at Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.

With this win, Milligan improved to 9-9 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and 13-11 overall. This marked the Buffs’ sixth win in the last eight games. Tennessee Wesleyan, which is receiving votes in the latest NAIA top 25 poll and ranked No. 2 in the AAC coming in to Tuesday’s game, dropped to 14-4 in the AAC and 15-6 overall, snapping a six-game winning streak.

DOMINATING START
After scoring the first five points of the game, the Buffs never fell behind for the remainder of the game. With great shooting from Sarah Robinson, Kaely Gose and Rebecca Maxwell in the first half, Milligan quickly increased the lead to double digits, even leading by as much as 13 before the half. The Buffs went an impressive 89 percent from the free throw line, missing only one in the first half.

FINAL 30 SECONDS
Despite a large early lead, Milligan could not shake the Bulldogs as they would hang around the remainder of the game. The Bulldogs managed a 12-0 run in the final 30 seconds to erase a 14-point Milligan lead and pull within two. However, Andi Lamb drained two clutch free throws in the final second of play to secure the win 78-74.

IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS
With some top-notch performances, the Buffs were led by Robinson with 26 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists on the night. Her performance saw her halfway to a triple-double at halftime, but would fall four assists short of the feat. This marked the third time this season Robinson scored 25 or more points in a game, and the fourth time in her career.

Gose went perfect from the free throw line, dropping in all seven attempts taken tonight, contributing to a remarkable 90 percent from the line as a team. She finished with 15 points on the game and six rebounds. Mackenzie Raizor rounded out the double digit scoring with 12 points and eight rebounds, two shy of another double-double.

FOR TENNESSEE WESLEYAN
Hunter Simpson led the Bulldogs with a game high 30 points. Simpson also led the Bulldogs in rebounds with eight. Madison Walkup and Hannah Cherry rounded out the double digit scoring with 20 and 12 respectively. Both recorded five rebounds on the night.

LAST TIME THEY MET
Despite an early double-digit lead by the Bulldogs, the Buffs were able to battle back and reduce the deficit to just one with the help of sharp 3-point shooting from Emily Kiser and Emma Kate Brown in the final minutes of play. However, it was not enough to take down the Bulldogs as Tennessee Wesleyan won 81-75.

UP NEXT
Milligan hosts the Skyhawks of Point University in a doubleheader with the men’s team on Saturday, Feb. 2. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the men to follow.

The Milligan College women’s basketball team held off a resilient Tennessee Wesleyan University team in the final 30 seconds to secure a 78-74 victory Tuesday night at Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.

With this win, Milligan improved to 9-9 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and 13-11 overall. This marked the Buffs’ sixth win in the last eight games. Tennessee Wesleyan, which is receiving votes in the latest NAIA top 25 poll and ranked No. 2 in the AAC coming in to Tuesday’s game, dropped to 14-4 in the AAC and 15-6 overall, snapping a six-game winning streak.

DOMINATING START
After scoring the first five points of the game, the Buffs never fell behind for the remainder of the game. With great shooting from Sarah Robinson, Kaely Gose and Rebecca Maxwell in the first half, Milligan quickly increased the lead to double digits, even leading by as much as 13 before the half. The Buffs went an impressive 89 percent from the free throw line, missing only one in the first half.

FINAL 30 SECONDS
Despite a large early lead, Milligan could not shake the Bulldogs as they would hang around the remainder of the game. The Bulldogs managed a 12-0 run in the final 30 seconds to erase a 14-point Milligan lead and pull within two. However, Andi Lamb drained two clutch free throws in the final second of play to secure the win 78-74.

IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS
With some top-notch performances, the Buffs were led by Robinson with 26 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists on the night. Her performance saw her halfway to a triple-double at halftime, but would fall four assists short of the feat. This marked the third time this season Robinson scored 25 or more points in a game, and the fourth time in her career.

Gose went perfect from the free throw line, dropping in all seven attempts taken tonight, contributing to a remarkable 90 percent from the line as a team. She finished with 15 points on the game and six rebounds. Mackenzie Raizor rounded out the double digit scoring with 12 points and eight rebounds, two shy of another double-double.

FOR TENNESSEE WESLEYAN
Hunter Simpson led the Bulldogs with a game high 30 points. Simpson also led the Bulldogs in rebounds with eight. Madison Walkup and Hannah Cherry rounded out the double digit scoring with 20 and 12 respectively. Both recorded five rebounds on the night.

LAST TIME THEY MET
Despite an early double-digit lead by the Bulldogs, the Buffs were able to battle back and reduce the deficit to just one with the help of sharp 3-point shooting from Emily Kiser and Emma Kate Brown in the final minutes of play. However, it was not enough to take down the Bulldogs as Tennessee Wesleyan won 81-75.

UP NEXT
Milligan hosts the Skyhawks of Point University in a doubleheader with the men’s team on Saturday, Feb. 2. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the men to follow.

The Milligan College women’s basketball team held off a resilient Tennessee Wesleyan University team in the final 30 seconds to secure a 78-74 victory Tuesday night at Steve Lacy Fieldhouse.

With this win, Milligan improved to 9-9 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and 13-11 overall. This marked the Buffs’ sixth win in the last eight games. Tennessee Wesleyan, which is receiving votes in the latest NAIA top 25 poll and ranked No. 2 in the AAC coming in to Tuesday’s game, dropped to 14-4 in the AAC and 15-6 overall, snapping a six-game winning streak.

DOMINATING START
After scoring the first five points of the game, the Buffs never fell behind for the remainder of the game. With great shooting from Sarah Robinson, Kaely Gose and Rebecca Maxwell in the first half, Milligan quickly increased the lead to double digits, even leading by as much as 13 before the half. The Buffs went an impressive 89 percent from the free throw line, missing only one in the first half.

FINAL 30 SECONDS
Despite a large early lead, Milligan could not shake the Bulldogs as they would hang around the remainder of the game. The Bulldogs managed a 12-0 run in the final 30 seconds to erase a 14-point Milligan lead and pull within two. However, Andi Lamb drained two clutch free throws in the final second of play to secure the win 78-74.

IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS
With some top-notch performances, the Buffs were led by Robinson with 26 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists on the night. Her performance saw her halfway to a triple-double at halftime, but would fall four assists short of the feat. This marked the third time this season Robinson scored 25 or more points in a game, and the fourth time in her career.

Gose went perfect from the free throw line, dropping in all seven attempts taken tonight, contributing to a remarkable 90 percent from the line as a team. She finished with 15 points on the game and six rebounds. Mackenzie Raizor rounded out the double digit scoring with 12 points and eight rebounds, two shy of another double-double.

FOR TENNESSEE WESLEYAN
Hunter Simpson led the Bulldogs with a game high 30 points. Simpson also led the Bulldogs in rebounds with eight. Madison Walkup and Hannah Cherry rounded out the double digit scoring with 20 and 12 respectively. Both recorded five rebounds on the night.

LAST TIME THEY MET
Despite an early double-digit lead by the Bulldogs, the Buffs were able to battle back and reduce the deficit to just one with the help of sharp 3-point shooting from Emily Kiser and Emma Kate Brown in the final minutes of play. However, it was not enough to take down the Bulldogs as Tennessee Wesleyan won 81-75.

UP NEXT
Milligan hosts the Skyhawks of Point University in a doubleheader with the men’s team on Saturday, Feb. 2. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the men to follow.

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