Anderson hands MOC women second straight defeat
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on January 23, 2005 2:00 AM
ANDERSON, S.C. - Deidra Langston scored 29 points, and Stephanie Ponds added 20 to lead the 10th-ranked Anderson College women's basketball team to an 82-47 rout of Mount Olive in their NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon at the Abney Center.
Anderson, ranked eighth in the first East Region poll, took the lead 30 seconds into the game and never looked back.
The (Anderson) Lady Trojans, 15-2 overall and 7-1 in the CVAC, led 42-18 at the half and held a 35-point lead -- 69-34 -- with 7:43 remaining in the game.
The loss drops No. 7 Mount Olive to 8-6, 6-2.
Mount Olive entered the game fresh off earning the program's first-ever spot in an NCAA Division II East Regional poll. The visiting Lady Trojans have now lost two straight.
Langston, a sophomore from Gainesville, Ga., was 13-for-18 from the field. She also collected a career-high 15 rebounds. The double-double was Langston's fourth of the season.
LaShonda Chiles scored 14 points and and handed out six assists for Anderson. Chiles, a sophomore from Greenwood, has scored in double figures every game this season.
Mount Olive was led by Teneal Boone with 11 points. Front court mate Latoria Harvey added 10 points and grabbed five rebounds.
Ranked among the top 10 nationally in rebound margin, the visiting Trojans lost the battle on the boards 43-41.
Anderson used a 23-5 run in the first half to open up a 36-14 lead at the 6:16 mark. Langston scored four baskets and converted a three-point play during the run.
Anderson shot 58 percent in the second half to finish the game at 52 percent. Mount Olive struggled against Anderson's zone and shot just 29 percent from the field.
Anderson had 24 assists on 33 baskets.
Anderson scored 23 points off 19 Mount Olive turnovers.
In the last 34 games Anderson has scored 80 or more points, the Lady Trojans are 34-0.
Mount Olive (8-6, 6-2) fell to 4-5 in road games and returns home Thursday for a contest against CVAC foe St. Andrews.
Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at College Hall.
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