Women's Basketball Sees Improvement in Second Exhibition Game

Photo Credit: Chris Jenkins, University Relations
Photo Credit: Chris Jenkins, University Relations

TOUGALOO, Miss. – The Owls women's basketball team took on Tougaloo College in it its second exhibition match before the start of the season. The W competed well and hung close to the Bulldogs for the first couple of quarters, but the Owls were unable to finish the game strong to fall 84-72.

Qiayon Bailey scored a team-high of 22 points and Starlandria Walton added 17 points off the bench to head up The W offense.

Bailey, a small forward from West Point, Miss., not only led the team in points but grabbed a team-high of eight rebounds trailing the game high by one.

The Owls shot 43.1 percent (28-65) from the field while the Bulldogs rose to 46.5 (33-71) from the field. The W was able to make two baskets from behind the arc while Tougaloo went 7-14.

The Owls only senior Tenazhia Hinkson started the game to put up 10 points with two rebounds, one assist, and two steals. Rokila Wallace, a junior from Columbus, Miss., also scored in the double-digits with 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and one block.

The Owls will play their first official game on the road when they travel to Denver, Colo. to take on Johnson and Wales University on Friday, Nov. 9. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. CST/5 p.m. MST.

Prior to the trip to Denver, The W will host a Blue White Game on Wednesday, Nov.7. The night of basketball will give Owls fans and the Columbus Community its first look at the Owls men's and women's basketball teams before the start of the 2018-19 season. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.