CSU women put No.8-ranking on the line against Carson-Newman

By Doug Gorman


Now that first-semester finals are out of the way, the Clayton State women's basketball team can get back to the business of playing ball.

Clayton State resumes its schedule Saturday afternoon as Carson-Newman comes to the Morrow campus for a 1:30 p.m. tip-off in a non-region game.

Saturday's game can best be described as a battle of two undefeated squads

The Lakers enter the showdown with Carson-Newan owners of a 4-0 overall record and a 1-0 mark in Peach Belt Conference action after beatng UNC Pembroke in the league opener last week.

Carson Newman is 8-0 on the season.

Through its first four games, Clayton State high-powered offense is outscoring its opponents 79.8 points oer game, while giving up just 52.8 points per game.

Clayton State has spread its offensive wealth throughout the early part of the season with three different players scoring in double figures for head coach Dennis Cox team.

Teyshmia Tillman leads the way for Clayton State with a 22.5 scoring average. Tanisha Woodward is averaging 12.2 points per game and LaDe'Sha Stoudimire is tossing in 10.3 points per game.

Senior Shari Buford returns home to the Southern Crescen t for Carson -Newman . A year ago, Buford led the nation in field goal percentage, converting 61.1 percent of her shots from the floor.

The former Lovejoy star is averaging 12.8 points per game.

Clayton State returns to conference play on Tuesday with a road game at Augusta State.

CSU men: The Clayton State men also return to the floor tonight with a road game at Clark Atlanta.

Clayton State enters the game with a 4-0 record and a 1-0 mark in Peach Belt Conference competition.

Robert Murry, a transfer from Division I Morehead State, leads CSU in scoring with an 18.6 points per game average. Teammate Brandon Robertson is averaging 14.8 poitns per game.

Timothy Downs is also averaging in double figures for the Lakers with 10.8 points per game.

The Lakers play at Augusta State in the second conference gme of the year on Tuesday. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.