Friday, January 17, 2014
Charleston Southern's women's basketball team scored the first 14 points of the contest as the Lady Buccaneers ran away from visiting Trinity Baptist in non-conference action inside the Buc Dome on Thursday night with a 101-47 victory over the Eagles. The Buccaneers were led by reigning Big South Player of the Week Erin Bratcher's 16 points, while Tatum Jarvis, Kirklin Kirkpatrick and Erin LaVenice were also in double-digits on the night as all 14 CSU players who got on the court scored in the game. "I really challenged the team to play as one and give God the glory for everything they do," commented head coach Fred Applin following the game. "We've got to use the talents he has given us, work hard, and give it all back to him. That is what we preach and that is what we are trying to accomplish." "It was tricky having a non-conference game in the middle of our conference season," Bratcher said. "But it is a good challenge for us. It can be challenging because you are focused on teams you know and your familiar with (in conference), then you play this team in the middle of your season that you don't know much about. But it is good for us because it shows us areas of our game we need to work on for Coastal on Saturday. It was cool to see some of the other girls get out there tonight. They work just as hard as we do and bring it every day in practice. It is cool to see them rewarded like that. It's awesome for them to get to show everyone that they are talented players too." CSU's win improves the Lady Buccaneers' record to 7-9 overall on the season and is Charleston Southern's third win in a row, following last week's victories over Campbell and High Point. "We have enough talent and ability to win, and whether we win or lose, we are going to give glory to God," Applin closed out with. "We are really coming together. We are playing well, working hard, and have been executing really well."