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Voorhees College Lady Tigers pull out close victory

October 30, 2013

The Lady Tigers during practice

 

Written by: Willie Waters III, Senior Mass Communications Major

On Sept. 30, the Voorhees College Lady Tigers were back in action as they played Thomas University (Thomasville, Ga.) at Voorhees College.

Just as the men's basketball team did on Monday, it was the women's turn to play their first home game of the season and get their first win.

The Lady Tigers got off to a slow start and allowed the Lady Night Hawks of Thomas University to stick close for most of the contest.

The Lady Tigers eventually took a commanding lead and held on to defeat T.U. 76-70.

Amber Johnson, senior A.I.I. All-Conference forward, was proud of their win but knows that they still have areas to improve in.

"We had too many turnovers, but we will do better," said Johnson. "We just have to work harder, smarter and play together."

The Lady Tigers are coming off a season where they have lost most of their A.I.I. Conference-contesting team. Head Coach Edward Glover, Jr. knows that this season will be a season of improvement.

"This season will be a work in progress," said Glover. "With twelve new players, it will be a work in progress all season long."

Angel Roberts led the Lady Night Hawks in scoring with 18 points. Johnson led all scorers with 20 points and collected 14 rebounds.

In the Lady Tigers next contest, they will compete in a tournament this weekend on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga.