UNIONTOWN, Pa. — The Virginia University of Lynchburg Lady Dragons defeated the University of Maine-Fort Kent Lady Bengals 63-35 in a consolation game at the USCAA basketball national championships Thursday.
Ebony Miller tallied a double-double, leading the Lady Dragons with 16 points (6-of-13) and 14 rebounds. Diamynde Daniel added 14 points (5-of-8), eight rebounds, and three steals.
Despite another tough game shooting the ball (29.6 percent), Virginia-Lynchburg outworked the Lady Bengals on the boards grabbing 58 rebounds and tallying 19 second-chance points. The fifth-seeded Lady Dragons forced 22 UMFK turnovers and capitalized on them with 23 points.
The eighth-seeded Lady Bengals, missing Honorable Mention All-American Jennifer Colpitts, struggled again to get anything going offensively. Kayla Richards scored six points (3-of-8) and grabbed eight rebounds to lead UMFK.
Even the charity stripe was unkind to the Lady Bengals, finishing with only 10-of 26 (38.5 percent) free-throws converted and unable to capitalize on 20 Lady Dragon fouls. Samantha Carapellucci tallied nine rebounds and Taylor Boucher added eight points for the Bengals (16-13).