Cleveland State's women's basketball team edged the Chattanooga State Lady Tigers by a close score of 56-51 on Saturday.
Leading the Lady Cougars was Michaela Bennefield who totaled her season high with 18 points. Bennefield also snagged 5 rebounds and picked up 4 steals. Jordan Smith had a solid evening as well, scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Za'kkria Robinson also contributed nicely, tallying 10 points to go with 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Britnay Gore went 4-7 from the field for 9 points while also snagging 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.
As a team, the Lady Cougars shot 40 percent from the field, 33 percent from the three point line and 52 percent from the charity stripe.
The victory puts Cleveland State at 5-9 on the season with a 3-3 conference record. The Lady Cougars are currently on a two-game win streak and will look to continue that as they travel to Walters State on Wednesday.
Cleveland State had a big second quarter to lead at the half 26-20 after trailing at the end of the first quarter 9-8.
The game was played at Chattanooga State.