Jan. 26—THOMASVILLE- The Thomas University women's basketball team (5-15, 3-9 SSAC) knocked off the second place team in the Southern States Athletic Conference, the University of Mobile (17-5, 9-4 SSAC), on Wednesday evening.
In the first five minutes of play, the Rams would go on a quick 6-0 run. Destiny Hill would then power a 5-0 Thomas run in response. Hill would capitalize on a three-point play just under the five minute mark, then sink a jumper on the following possession to cut the deficit to one. At the end of the first quarter of play, the Night Hawks would trail the Rams, 10-12.
In their first possession of the second quarter, the Night Hawks would even the score, 12-12, courtesy of a Kennedy Collins layup that would begin a 13-2 Thomas run. The Night Hawks would take their first lead of the contest in the eighth minute of the period following a Destiny Hill layup. Thomas would lead by as much as nine points in the second period, and would enter the break with a 20-26 lead over the Rams.
Coming out of the break, the Rams would go on a quick 4-0 run to begin the second half of play. Then, just under the eight minute mark, the Rams would even the score at 29 points a piece. A minute later, Jade Studamire would sink a three pointer to regain the lead, 32-29. Studamire's three would provide a spark for the Thomas offense. The Night Hawks would then go on a 15-1 run to lead the Rams 44-30 with a minute remaining in the third period.
Entering the final period of play, the Night Hawks would lead 49-32. The Rams would try to mount a comeback by cutting the deficit to one in the final minute, but would ultimately be denied. Ta'Nija Watson and Hill would help secure a hard fought victory, 59-64, from the charity stripe.
Hill would lead all Night Hawks with 18 points. Collins would shoot 75% from behind the arc to supply 13 points. Studamire would add 10 points. Ryann Woodley would lead the Night Hawks in rebounds by grabbing 12.
The Night Hawks will be back in action on January 27th to take on another SSAC opponent, William Carey University. Tip-off is set for noon in the TU Gymnasium.