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Savage’s Historical Senior Night Rallies a Win

By Brendan Daniel

MTN Sports Reporter

Murfreesboro - Charity Savage’s senior night could not have gone any better on Thursday, as

the MTSU women's basketball team knocked off North Texas 74-63.

Savage grabbed a total of 25 rebounds with 13 points giving her 11th double-double of the season. She tied an MTSU record for the second most rebounds in a game. It was also the second most in the NCAA, and third most in C-USA history.

“When we played North Texas at Texas I did not come out with a lot of energy. I made an emphasis on that, and with rebounding as my specialty I was going grab as many as I can,” Savage said.

While Savage took care of the boards, Anastasia Hayes and Taylor Sutton took care of the offense.

Hayes came out in the first half getting four steals and scoring 12 out of her 24 points in the first half, while Sutton went 5-12 from the field giving her 14 points.

“My mindset was if I don’t make a shot do something on defense to get it back,” Hayes said. “I feel like when I set the tone my teammates follow and that’s what I try to do every game.”

The Lady Raiders’ offensive game plan drive and kick worked well as they scored 42 points in the paint and hit seven 3-point shots.

“I think Annie starting us like she did, and Charity doing what she did on the boards it was a great start. Anytime we come out the gates playing that and we shot well we are a tough team to beat,” said MTSU head coach Rick Insell. “Overall I am very pleased with our basketball team we had a great season at home, and we got one more road game to end off this great season.”

Charlotte will be their next opponent on Saturday before heading into the C-USA Tournament. With the win, they will be the fourth seed and get a first round bye.


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