Edgemon, Brown, Cooper pace Flying Queens

Trio combines for 65 points

Edgemon, Brown, Cooper pace Flying Queens


LANGSTON, Okla. – The Wayland Baptist Flying Queens scored 32 first-quarter points on their way to a 90-75 victory over Langston here Saturday (01/30/2021) afternoon. The win kept Wayland unbeaten at 8-0, including 6-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Kaylee Edgemon scored 25 points and Jenna Cooper and Payton Brown 20 each as the veteran trio combined for 65. Tayjanna McGhee-Pleasant added 10.

After dominating the first quarter by outscoring Langston (4-3, 2-3 SAC) by 17 points, the rest of the game was fairly close. The Lions actually outscored Wayland in the second period, 21-13, while Wayland won the third and fourth periods, 18-17 and 27-22.

“I’m proud of our players for finding a way to win today,” coach Alesha Ellis said. “Langston is a good team. They are very quick and athletic, and they had players step up and make it a tough game for us.

“I thought we played well the first quarter, let down the second and then came back the second half and played better.”

The Queens shot 50 percent (34-of-68) from the field, hitting 9-of-19 (47 percent) from 3-point range where Cooper drained 4-of-5. As usual, Wayland dominated the boards, 44-32, with Edgemon and Cooper getting eight rebounds each and McGhee-Pleasant seven.

“Limiting their offensive boards (12) and keeping our turnovers (17) down were what we focused on most going into the game,” Ellis said.

Langston was led by Jailynn Lawson with 28 points and Asheika Alexander with 27. The Lions missed all six of their 3-point tries.

Wayland returns home for its next game at 6 p.m. Thursday against Southwestern Assemblies of God University (1-6, 1-3). The Lady Lions’ last two games have been cancelled. Most recently they fell to USAO on Jan. 23, 83-50.

source: wbuathletics.com

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