WILBERFORCE — Central State University’s starting backcourt of Sierra Harley and Takyra Gilbert combined for 55 points as the women’s basketball team cruised to a 98-70 win over Ohio Valley, Nov. 12.
“Takyra is a high-energy guard and makes things happen for our other players when she is playing well. Good players are able to bounce back after a poor performance and that is exactly what she did. Today was a good bounce-back performance after yesterday’s loss. We played better defense and took advantage OVU’s turnovers,” CSU Coach Lewis Shine said.
Bouncing back from a Nov. 11 loss to Salem University, CSU improved to 1-1 overall. OVU fell to 0-2 on the season.
Harley finished the night with a game-high 28 points, six rebounds, eight steals and six assists. After an 0-for-10 performance in her prior game, Gilbert had a tremendous bounce-back game with 27 points, five assists and three steals. Davis also filled the stat sheet with 17 points, six assists, four steals and seven rebounds.
CSU held a 37-10 edge in points scored off of turnovers.
OVU was led by 19 points from Jordan Cox. Zae Sellers recorded 15 points and 12 rebounds.
CSU will return to action at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 when they host Cedarville University.
“We are going to continue to work on our overall game and get ready for Cedarville on Thursday,” Shine said.
Story courtesy of Central State University Athletics.
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