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Carter Leads Paladins Past Kennesaw State, 78-59

Carter Leads Paladins Past Kennesaw State, 78-59


GREENVILLE, S.C. – Cierra Carter poured in 23 points as the Furman women's basketball team ran its season record to 3-0 Saturday afternoon with a 78-59 victory over Kennesaw State in Timmons Arena.

The teams were knotted 16-16 after the first period, but the Paladins took control in the second period when a three-pointer by Carter at the 4:59 mark gave Furman its first double-digit lead of the game, 29-18.  The Owls climbed back to within eight on a three pointer by Breanna Hoover just before halftime, but Paladin freshman Parker Tompkins connected on a layup before the buzzer to push the score to 37-27 at the break.

It was all Furman in the third period as the Paladins poured in a game-high 22 points to extend the lead over the Owls to 17, 59-42.  The Paladins outscored the Owls by two in the final period to reach the 19-point decision. 

Furman was led offensively in the game by Carter's 23 points, while Le'Jzae Davidson added 22 points.  Kaitlyn Duncan scored nine points and topped the Paladins' rebounding effort with eight, staking Furman to a slight advantage on the boards, and added two blocks for good measure.  Freshman Celena Taborn scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds.  The Owls were paced by guard Kamiyah Street, who poured in 27 points on 12-for-21 shooting from the field and a perfect three-for-three showing at the line.

Furman returns to action on Monday, November 20, in a 7 p.m. road game at Gardner-Webb.