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San Antonio – Chastity Noble scored a career-high 28 points to lead the way as St. Mary’s University overcame a slow start to defeat Lincoln University, 66-54, in Heartland Conference women’s basketball action Saturday afternoon at Bill Greehey Arena.

Noble (Sr., El Paso) scored 13 of the Rattlers 30 points in the first half, helping the Rattlers overcome a start that saw them fall behind by 10 points in the first seven minutes. Noble hit on 5-of-9 shots from the field in the first half. The rest of the Rattlers made just 7-of-24 shots. Despite their struggles, when Jenni Endres (Sr., Athens, Texas) hit a driving layup with 2:13 left, it gave the Rattlers the lead heading into the locker room at 30-29.

After a slow start to the second half that saw Lincoln retake the lead at 35-30, the Rattlers rallied again. Liz Boyd (Fr., San Antonio) hit back-to-back three-pointers to cut the deficit to one at 38-36, then Noble made a three-pointer to give the Rattlers the lead at 39-38. The teams battled back-and-forth for the next six minutes until Boyd ignited a 10-0 Rattler run that put the game away. Lincoln went a six minute stretch late in the game without hitting a basket, helping the Rattlers put the game away.

Noble led all players with 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field, including 4-of-9 from three-point range. Body was the only other Ratter scoring in double figures with 11 points, including 3-of-6 shots from three-point range. Quenita Washington led the Blue Tigers with 14 points off the bench.

With the win St. Mary’s improved to 9-5 overall and 2-1 in Heartland Conference play. Lincoln fell to 4-6, 1-2. The Rattlers will return to action on Monday at 5:30 p.m. when they host Newman University in the first game of a men’s/women’s Heartland Conference doubleheader at Bill Greehey Arena.

ST. MARY’S (TEXAS) 66, LINCOLN 54
01/02/10 2:05 p.m. at Bill Greehey Arena, San Antonio, TX
LINCOLN (4-6, 1-2)
Quenita Washington 5-11 1-2 14; Stacey Smith 5-13 0-0 12; Ashley Norris 4-8 3-5 11; Liere Dancy 3-5 0-0 8; Terika Adams 2-4 1-2 5; Cara Thomas 1-4 1-3 4; Cherakie Barrett 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-46 6-12 54.
ST. MARY’S (TEXAS) (9-5, 2-1)
Chastity Noble 9-15 6-8 28; Liz Boyd 4-9 0-0 11; Mareta Bailey 3-6 1-2 7; Jenni Endres 2-2 0-0 4; Kristen Williams 1-5 2-2 4; Felicia Jacobs 1-4 0-2 3; DeAnna Patterson 1-5 1-2 3; Amber Sophus 1-2 0-2 2; Nicole James 1-3 0-0 2; Mallory Moeller 1-3 0-0 2; Sierra Cavitt 0-0 0-0 0; Lesleigh Phillips 0-1 0-0 0; Amber Polvado 0-0 0-0 0; Rebecca Cantu 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 10-18 66.
Lincoln…………………..   29   25  –   54
St. Mary’s (Texas)…………   30   36  –   66
3-point goals–Lincoln 8-20 (Quenita Washington 3-7; Liere Dancy 2-4; Stacey Smith 2-4; Cara Thomas 1-2; Terika Adams 0-2; Ashley Norris 0-1), St. Mary’s (Texas) 8-19 (Chastity Noble 4-9; Liz Boyd 3-6; Felicia Jacobs 1-2; DeAnna Patterson 0-2). Fouled out–Lincoln-None, St. Mary’s (Texas)-None. Rebounds–Lincoln 28 (Stacey Smith 9), St. Mary’s (Texas) 35 (Mallory Moeller 6). Assists–Lincoln 16 (Cherakie Barrett 7), St. Mary’s (Texas) 16 (Chastity Noble 5; DeAnna Patterson 5). Total fouls–Lincoln 17, St. Mary’s (Texas) 16. Technical fouls–Lincoln-None, St. Mary’s (Texas)-None. A-200

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