Monday, November 21, 2016

Claflin Lady Panthers Cruise Pass Queen University of Charlotte for Homecoming

Orangeburg, South Carolina -- Joclyn Ramos scored a game-high 21 points as the Claflin University Lady Panthers defeated Queen University of Charlotte 79-51 for Homecoming in a women's basketball game Saturday at the Tullis Arena.

The victory improved the Lady Panthers early season record to 3-1.

The offensive production was Claflin largest this season. The Lady Panthers previously won by 14 points (52-38) over Elizabeth City University Nov. 16th.
Ramos, who scored 12 of her points in the second half, was nine-of 16 from the field with a three-pointer.

Claflin finished the game with 11 players reaching the scoring column. Carnique Marks, Dominique Williams and Deja Dickens added eight points each.
Junior Dionna Marcus led the Lady Panthers on the boards with nine rebounds.

Queens University, winless on the season at 0-4, was led by Oliverio McKell with 16 points.

The Lady Panthers came out of the gate on fire, scoring 10 of the game's first 12 points to lead 10-2 after three minutes of play. Claflin hit four-of-five shots to start the game. Dickens and Ramos highlighted the fast start with three-point baskets.

After Queens cut the lead to 12-6 at the 5:28 mark, Claflin reposed with five unanswered points for a 17-6 lead over the next three minutes. The Lady Panthers ended the first quarter of play with a 20-15 advantages.

The second quarter saw Claflin maintain a double-digit lead. It was Dominque Williams' three-pointer as time expired that provided the home team with a 42-26 halftime lead.

Defense also played an important role as the Lady Panthers forced 12 turnovers.

In the third quarter, Claflin held a 20 point-plus lead with the largest being 60-35 at 2:47 mark.
Claflin led 61-39 after three quarters of play.

The Lady Panthers outscored Queens 18-12 in the final quarter. Claflin produced its biggest lead of the game at 76-43 on a layup by junior Dionna Marcus with 5:12 left in the game.

Claflin will take to the road for two games, Livingstone College on Tuesday (Nov. 22) and Newberry Saturday (Nov. 26). The Lady Panthers return home to start Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) play against Central State University (Nov. 29).



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