Lady Lakers beaten by Cougars

Lakers Women's Basketball

The Lakeland women's basketball team fell to the Columbus State Cougars 94-54 Wednesday. With the loss, the Lakers fall to 4-15 overall and 1-8 in league play. The Cougars were paced by Keyvona Davis as she recorded 21 points and 22 rebounds while hunter Kershaw added 22 points and 13 rebounds. The Lady Lakers were led by freshman Brianna Prugel who scored 18 points and added 7 rebounds while freshman Alicia Sephus helped pace the Lakers with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Freshman Cary Morin also chipped in with 8 points. The Cougars jumped out early, controlling the game inside, and led by 10 points at the end of the first quarter. The Lakers followed that up with perhaps their best quarter of basketball this season as they took the lead late in the half. However, a turnover just before the half expired cost them the lead at the break, 36-34. The third and fourth quarters were not so kind to the Lakers as they were outscored 58-20. They still had quality looks but went cold and shot less than 17% in the second half.

The Lady Lakers play home again game this Saturday as they host the Edison State Chargers. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.