Colleges

WBB: McCombs Shoots St. Aug Past Livingstone 97-71

Posted January 30, 2013

— Saint Augustine’s University recovered from Saturday’s loss to Shaw University in a big way.
Freshman guard Regime McCombs (Greenville, S.C.) scored 23 of her career-high 29 points in the first half to guide the Lady Falcons over Livingstone University 97-71 in a CIAA women's basketball game at Emery Gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

The Lady Falcons are now 10-9 overall, 6-4 in the CIAA and 3-1 in the Southern Division after the win. The Lady Blue Bears are 7-12 overall, 3-7 in the CIAA and 1-3 in the Southern Division.

The win was the fifth in the last seven contests for the Lady Falcons, who lost by 23 points to crosstown rival Shaw, the defending NCAA Division II champion, in their last game. The Lady Falcons erased the sting from that defeat with a convincing win over Livingstone.

“This win was huge,” St. Aug Head Coach Rachel Bullard said. “We have so many young players, and they could have lost their minds after the loss on Saturday. They did a good job of bouncing back. For them to play hard the way they did was exciting.”

McCombs, who came off the bench, was 6 of 12 from the floor including 5 of 10 from three-point range. She also was a perfect 12 of 12 from the free throw line. The 5-6 guard was one point away from her career-high by halftime. This performance comes after she was named CIAA women's basketball rookie of the week on Monday after scoring 20 points against Shaw.

“Regime is a very special player,” Bullard said. “She works on her shot when nobody else is in the gym. I am really happy for her. More importantly, her teammates were cheering her on. They said, ‘keep shooting, Regime, keep shooting.’ That speaks volumes about the type of team we have. “

McCombs carried the Lady Falcons to a 49-39 halftime lead against the Lady Blue Bears. The 49 points were a season high for the Lady Falcons in the first half. The Lady Falcons blew the contest open with a 28-11 run to open the second half for a 77-50 lead with 9:34 left in the game. The 97 points were a season high for the Lady Falcons.

Freshman guard Porscha Walton (Chesterfield, Va.) and freshman guard Jeanne-Marie Wilson (Temple Hills, Md.) both added 11 points while sophomore guard Jasmine Cuffee (Norfolk, Va.) scored 10 points for the Lady Falcons, who scored 39 points on 33 Livingstone turnovers. McCombs led a Lady Falcons bench which outscored the Lady Blue Bears bench 65-26.

“We were able to give minutes to some kids who haven’t had the opportunity to play as much,” Bullard said. “Overall, I am really proud of the girls.”

Kelcyn Manurs led Livingstone with 18 points. Ashley Walker added 14 points and Jasmine Murray scored 12 for the Lady Blue Bears.

The Lady Falcons have played six out of seven games at home in January. They will embark on a three-game road trip in February starting Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fayetteville State University starting at 1 p.m.

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