AMERICUS, Ga. - Balanced offensive production and an athletic defensive attack proved to be too much for Georgia Southwestern as fourth-ranked Clayton State overwhelmed the Lady 'Canes Saturday evening in the Storm Dome, 73-51.
An undefeated Clayton State (6-0) team finished with four players in double figures, led by guard Drameka Griggs' 16 points, as a dominate first half carried them to victory.
The Lakers' led 40-17 at the end of the first half thanks in part to a defense that caused 16 first half Lady 'Cane turnovers.
CLSU used a noticable height advantage to dominate on the boards the entire night, outrebounding GSW 47-31.
Laker forwards Shannon Smith and Kayla Mobley proved to be double-trouble as they led the rebounding attack.Smith finished with a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Mobley finished with 10 rebounds as well for Clayton State.
GSW's offense came alive after halftime as the Blue and Gold outscored Clayton State, 34-33, in the second half.
Georgia Southwestern falls to 1-7 (0-2 PBC) on the season.
After a two week Holiday break, the Southwestern will be back in action Monday, Dec. 31, as they take on Point University in the Storm Dome.