(CLEVELAND)- The Truett McConnell University women’s basketball team hosted Toccoa Falls College on Saturday inside the Benjamin F. Brady Arena, where the Lady Bears flew past the Eagles for an 84-58 victory. TMU rose to an overall record of 10-8, while the Eagles fell to an overall record of 4-8.

PLAY-BY-PLAY
In the first quarter, the Eagles had an eight-point run that left the Lady Bears scrambling for points. TMU kicked it off with a shot in the paint, followed by a free throw from Sydnie Smith. A shot from behind the three-point arc from Chloe Williams gathered momentum for the Lady Bears. Alysee Dobbs and Quan Holton followed with a layup to bring TMU within four points at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter brought a fire from the Lady Bears that was ignited by three-point shots from Re’Tavia FloydSydney Rumble, and Natalie Nixon. TMU created an 11 point difference from the Eagles with six successful free throws and layups from Nixon and Dobbs, leaving the score 39-28 at the half in favor of TMU.

In the third quarter, the Lady Bears continued to grow their lead with multiple three-point shots and shots in the paint. The Eagles were able to earn points of their own, but a Williams three-pointer and a Rumble layup continued to increase the gap. At the end of the third quarter, the Lady Bears were ahead 57-44, and in the fourth quarter, the Lady Bears accumulated another 25, outshooting their opponent by 13 points. Dobbs contributed a free throw, followed by a shot from behind the three-point arc to raise the deficit to 17 points. A three-point shot from Holton and three from Floyd ultimately sealed the deal, giving the Lady Bears an 84-58 victory.

LEADERS
Floyd led the way with 21 points on the day, going 2-2 at the free-throw line and having five shots from behind the three-point line. Dobbs followed with nine rebounds and contributed 17 points. Holton added 10 points, going 4-6 from within the paint, and three rebounds, while Rumble and C. Williams tallied nine points apiece.

UP NEXT
The Lady Bears remain inside the Benjamin F. Brady Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 18, where they will face AAC competitor, Brenau University, with tip-off set for 5:30 p.m.