Carter's 19th double-double lifts Lady Eagles

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By Adam Bagni

Faulkner's Brittney Carter posted her 19th double-double of the season Monday night, scoring 32 points and yanking down 19 rebounds as the Lady Eagles rolled past Huntingdon 81-62 at Roland Arena.

Carter, the NAIA's leading rebounder, matched her career high in points against the Lady Hawks, hitting all 12 of her field goal attempts. She made eight of 10 free throw tries as well.

"I was kind of surprised Huntingdon didn't double Brittney more," Faulkner head coach Reed Sutton said. "I think we continue to improve our entry passes to the post, and it showed tonight. We shot the ball well, too. Tonight we were concentrating on us, and I think we got better."

For the game the Lady Eagles (18-5) shot 48 percent from the field and held the Lady Hawks (8-12) to just 36 percent shooting. Faulkner raced to an early 20-9 lead, and Huntingdon never got closer than eight points the rest of the night.

Jae Mitchell added 11 points for Faulkner, which also got 10 points from M.C. Bell. Spenser Cantrell had eight points, six assists and four rebounds for the Lady Eagles, which swept the home-and-home series with Huntingdon. The Lady Hawks were paced by Ashton Salter's 15 points. LaTerial Williams chipped in 14 and Devin Douglas 13 for Huntingdon.

Faulkner is back in action Thursday night in Hattiesburg, Miss., when it faces Southern States Athletic Conference West Division rival William Carey. The game tips off at 5:30.

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