The College of Charleston’s women’s basketball team began their season on Friday afternoon with a dominant performance against the Lipscomb Lions. The Cougars won 85-69 behind Shiclasia Brown’s 29 points.
Thanks to a steady diet of offensive weapons, the Cougars were able to stay on the prowl and maintain a healthy lead throughout the game.
The entire roster seemed to show up for Charleston on Friday, but nobody came to play quite like Shiclasia Brown, Darien Huff, and Tanisha Brown, who combined for 62 of the team’s 85 points.
The Lipscomb defense was forced to stay on their toes, as there was no way of knowing where the Charleston offense would be generated next. Shiclasia Brown put on a show from the perimeter all day long, splashing three threes. She also remaining aggressive and attacked the paint to get to the foul line, where she sank all eight of her free throws.
She finished with 29 points and five assists, good for a career-high in points while making sure her teammates stayed involved.
Shiclasia wasn’t the only Brown that made a statement on Friday afternoon, as Tanisha Brown dominated down in the low post, tallying 21 points on an efficient 9-12, along with five assists of her own.
Tanisha did more than just hold down the offensive end, as she made her presence felt on the boards, finishing with a game-high 12 rebounds.
The third key performance of the afternoon came from Darien Huff. She poured in 12 points of her own for the Cougars and reached into the cookie jar time and time again to come away with three key steals to keep the pressure on Lipscomb’s guards.
The College of Charleston’s women’s basketball team kept their foot on the gas all afternoon long, as they managed to turn a nine-point halftime lead into an assertive 16-point victory, thanks to a 17-4 run at the start of the game’s final quarter.
With an excellent home performance under their belt, the Cougars look to keep the momentum going as they travel on their first road trip of the season, to play Furman on Sunday afternoon.