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Lady Chargers Hold off Edison, Remain Undefeated

November 23, 2010

PLYMOUTH – The Ancilla College women’s basketball team used a 7-0 run in the final three minutes on Saturday to defeat Edison Community College and improve their season record to 2-0.

Down 56-53 with 2:48 remaining in the contest, Ancilla’s Shalana Murray responded with a pair of baskets while teammate Naomi McNeal added three free throws to secure the victory.

This is the first 2-0 start for Ancilla since the 2003-2004 season.

Ancilla received a balanced effort in scoring, led by McNeal’s 14 points.  Meghan Brown added 12 points while Katrina Vannoy and Murray each chipped in with eight.  Murray also led the team in rebounds, grabbing eight boards on the day.

The most telling story of the game, however, was Ancilla’s ability to force Edison into 27 turnovers.

“It was a great team effort,” said Ancilla women’s basketball coach Dave Liverance.  “There was balance in our scoring.  I thought our post players did a good job in minimizing their bigs.  Our guards did a great job in creating ball pressure which led to 27 turnovers.  Anytime you can hold your opponent to under 60 points, you should win.”