Lady Panthers Take Down Oakwood

In a game between Philander Smith (AR) and Oakwood (AL) on December 7, 2023, Philander Smith emerged victorious with a final score of 64-46. The game was divided into four quarters, and Philander Smith dominated throughout.

The first quarter saw Philander Smith taking an early lead, outscoring Oakwood 13-8. They continued their strong performance in the second quarter, adding 20 more points to their tally while Oakwood managed just 11 points. At halftime, Philander Smith had a comfortable 33-19 lead.

The third quarter saw Oakwood making a slight comeback, scoring 12 points compared to Philander Smith's 11. However, it was not enough to close the gap significantly as Philander Smith entered the final quarter with a 44-31 advantage. In the fourth quarter, Philander Smith sealed their victory by scoring 20 points while limiting Oakwood to just 15.

Philander Smith's Meleanne Williams was the top scorer for her team, with 12 points, closely followed by Elaijha Brown, who also contributed 12 points. Myia Yelder had a decent game, scoring 8 points and making two of her 14 three-point attempts. Ari Winston added 10 points to the scoreboard.

For Oakwood, Brittany Lawless-She had an impressive performance with 12 points, including three successful three-pointers. Trenisha Adams also had a notable game, contributing 9 points and 10 rebounds.

Both teams struggled with their shooting percentages, with Philander Smith shooting 43.3% from the field and 24.1% from beyond the arc. Oakwood managed a shooting percentage of 33.3% and a three-point percentage of 36.8%. Free throw shooting was also an area of concern for both teams, with Philander Smith converting only 5 out of 6 attempts (83.3%) and Oakwood making just 9 out of 16 attempts (56.3%).

Overall, Philander Smith's dominant performance in the first half gave them a significant advantage that they were able to maintain throughout the game. While Oakwood made a slight comeback in the third quarter, it was not enough to overcome the deficit. Philander Smith's strong team effort, with multiple players contributing to the scoring, proved to be the key to their victory.

The game was not without its fouls, as Oakwood's Denaj'za Jackson received a technical foul. The officiating team for the game was not mentioned in the provided data.

In conclusion, Philander Smith's win against Oakwood on December 7, 2023, showcased their strength and dominance on the court. They utilized a balanced scoring attack and maintained a strong defensive presence throughout the game. Oakwood made a valiant effort to stage a comeback, but ultimately fell short.