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Lady Toppers complete comeback against Liberty

Tucker Covey
WKU head coach Greg Collins signals the Lady Toppers to their positions during the matchup with FAU in E.A. Diddle Arena on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. WKU won 66-65.

WKU Women’s Basketball kicked off conference play with a 68-66 win at Liberty, improving their record to 10-6. 

The victory moved the Lady Toppers to second in the CUSA standings, behind Florida International. However, six of the nine CUSA teams have yet to compete in conference play.

WKU had a rough first two periods, trailing Liberty 41-28 going into the half.

However, the Lady toppers came out firing in the second half outscoring the Flames 40-25 between the third and fourth quarters to take home the win. 

Overall, WKU shot 39.1% from the field compared to Liberty’s 45.3%. The Lady Toppers shot 57.1% from the free throw line, shooting 8-14. WKU also had 19 points off turnovers.

Freshman forward Odeth Betancourt, sophomore guard Acacia Hayes, junior guard Alexis Mead, senior guard Teresa Faustino and senior guard Destiny Salary started for WKU.

Mead led the Lady Toppers with 20 points, five assists and seven rebounds. Hayes followed right behind Mead scoring 19. Additionally, Betancourt had four steals in the matchup.

The Lady Toppers will return to E.A. Diddle Arena Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30p.m. CST to face Sam Houston State University.

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