ANDERSON, SC -- The Lady Railsplitters' season came to a close on Wednesday evening, as they stumbled in a 76-46 loss to the top-seeded Anderson University Trojans in the opening round of the 2013 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship. Lincoln Memorial University (14-15) concludes their season on a sour note, while Anderson (21-8) advances to the semifinal round of the SAC Championship where they are poised to duel fourth-seeded Newberry in Greenville, South Carolina.
Lincoln Memorial battled tough in the opening frame, draining 39.1 percent of their shots to go into the break facing only a 32-24 deficit. However, the second half was a different story, as the Trojans doubled the Lady Railsplitters' output in that period, taking a 44-22 advantage to roll to a 76-46 victory in Anderson, South Carolina. LMU was limited to only seven field goals in the second half with a 33.3% mark from the field, while the Trojans canned 18 of their 33 attempts (54.5%) over that same stretch.
The Lady Railsplitters were led in scoring by Kalasia Green, as she poured in 12 points to record the lone double-digit performance of the night for Lincoln Memorial. Mariah Richardson chipped in with eight points, while Elliotte Roberts came off the bench to provide six points. Edina Musa added five points and paced the Lady Railsplitters with six rebounds. LMU finished shooting 36.3% from the field with 14 turnovers to their credit. The free throw line was a bright spot for the offense, as the Lady Railsplitters canned eight of their 11 attempts from the charity stripe.
The Trojans notched three double-digit scorers in the contest, headlined by South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year Alissa Diaz's 22-point outburst. Diaz added a game-high seven rebounds to round out her stat ledger. Tilde Ahlin and Breonda Shannon chimmed in with 14 and 11 points respectively. The Trojans dominated the battle of the boards with a 37-20 advantage in that category.