Lady Pioneers defeated by Walters State

Jim Hayes

After a play-in win over Dyersburg State Community College, the Volunteer State Community College Lady Pioneers were dropped from the TCCAA Division Region VII conference tournament with a 58-47 loss to the Walters State Community College Senators.

The games played on March 1 and 2, at Cleveland State Community College, ended the Pioneers’ season with a 5-11 conference record. They were 11-14 overall.

In the play-in game win, four Vol State players scored in double figures. Shayala Armstead led the Pioneers’ scoring with 19 points. Aliyah Miller scored 18 points and Tatiyana Lavender scored 15. Xavia Williams added another 11 points to round out the Pioneers’ double figure scorers.

The Vol State Lady Pioneers after their final game in the 2019 NJCAA Region Seven Tournament

The Vol State Lady Pioneers after their final game in the 2019 NJCAA Region Seven Tournament

Kelsey Harriman scored 6 points, Amanda Bennett added 5, and scoring 2 each were LaMonica Mintlow and McKenzie Wallace.

In Saturday’s game, the Pioneers were able to muster only two double figure scorers. Harriman had 12 and Williams had 10. Other Vol State scorers were Miller (9), Lavender and Mintlow (7), and Armstead (2).