By Ted Waddell
LOCH SHELDRAKE December 13, 2005 The Lady Generals of Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) shot the lights out Thursday night on their way to recording a 73-58 victory over the SUNY Orange Lady Colts.
The Lady Generals win came 48 hours after a lopsided loss to Monroe Community College. Last Tuesday, Monroe CC, the number-one ranked team in the nation, served a wake up call to SCCC by defeating the Lady Generals by about 50 points.
However, SCCC (3-5) got back on the winning track against the Lady Colts.
At halftime, the Lady Generals took a 33-27 lead into the locker room. In the second half, the home team went on a shooting spree.
As the Lady Generals hustled up and down the floor, SCCC Assistant Coach Steve Nashs pencil was flying over the scorebook as he recorded the games stats.
Leading SCCC to victory were Shauna Murry and Hannah Coen. Murry scored a game-high 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out five assists and blocked five shots. Coen had 26 points and five assists.
Lauren Wheeler added nine points and eight assists for the Lady Generals.
SCCC went 14-of-21 from beyond the 3-point line, which is an outstanding 67 percent. Murry made 7-of-10 of her three pointers, Coen was 3-of-3, Wheeler hit 3-of-4 and Katlyn DeMayo converted 2-of-4.
Although SCCC shot very well from beyond the arc, SUNY Orange (1-8) had the advantage at the foul line. The Lady Colts made 11-of-17 free throws (65 percent), while the Lady Generals converted 5-of-12 (42 percent) free throws.
Two Lady Colts, Kayla Aponte and Genna Geer, reached double figures in the scoring column. Aponte had a team-best 22 points and Geer recorded 10 points.
We didnt play good defensively, SUNY Orange Coach Peggy Roda said. They shot the lights out.
Paul Clune, coach of the revitalized Lady Generals, said if you shoot the ball well, it makes a lot of things look good.
This group is much different than last year, he said. Theyre more talented, like each other better and play better together.
Tonight we played with more composure, found the open person and made shots, Clune added.
Note: The Lady Generals were defeated by Hostos Community College on Saturday at Paul Gerry Fieldhouse by a final score of 65-38.
Coen had a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds in the Region XV contest. Sharon Darling added seven points and 10 rebounds for SCCC.
The Lady Generals, who are currently 3-6 overall and 2-5 in Region XV competition, are scheduled to play their final contest of the fall semester on Thursday night. The team will host Queensborough Community College at 6:30 p.m. that evening at Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.