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Lady Tigers secure MSC title tie with 88-75 win

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Ballinger, four subs reach double digits.

By The Staff

Campbellsville’s women secured at least a tie for the regular season Mid-South Conference title on Saturday by defeating St. Catharine College in Springfield 88-75. But it wasn’t a pretty win.

It was a far cry from the 112-52 pasting the Lady Tigers put on the Lady Patriots in early February when St. Catharine had only six players available because of injuries. The Lady Patriots had seven on Saturday as five players continue to nurse injuries.

CU (27-1, 12-0 MSC) broke away from a five-point deficit eight minutes into the game and after a 10-0 run had a 21-16 lead that they never relinquished. The Lady Tigers went on another run of 22-10 during an eight-minute span that gave them a 38-26 lead with two minutes to go in the half.

The Lady Tigers shot 47 percent for the half and 46 percent for the game. They continued to struggle from long range, however, hitting 2-7 in the first half and 5-14 for the game.

Alexia Williams came off the bench for eight first-half points and three rebounds. Campbellsville got plus minutes in the half from its reserves who scored 30 of the 45 points. When Millie Deason hit a shot with a little more than 12 minutes in the game, the Lady Tigers led 65-41.

Whitney Ballinger led five players in double figures with 20 while Mackenzie Lee had 12, Williams and Corin Dunn had 11 apiece and Kristi Ensminger 10.