Lady Tigers Shut Down Allen, 61-27

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College Lady Tigers forced 38 turnovers and converted those into 37 points to defeat Allen University 61-27 on Saturday afternoon at the Benjamin E. Mays HRC Arena.

Benedict led 23-14 at the half, after shooting just 19 percent in the first half. The Lady Tigers improved to 44.7 percent in the second half, mostly by converting steals into layups.

Jessica Ellison led Benedict with 14 points, while Chelsea Whittaker added 11 points. Ashley Thompson had 10 points, while Brittany Jackson had nine points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Lady Tigers improved to 2-2 on the season.

Allen dropped to 0-10 on the year. The Lady Yellow Jackets were led by their Ashley Thompson with eight points. Allen shot just 22.5 percent (9-for-40) for the game.

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