Jasinski Scores 16, Howrigon Doubles as #23 SHU Women Win Tenth Straight

Jasinski Scores 16, Howrigon Doubles as #23 SHU Women Win Tenth Straight

LIMA, Ohio -- Jennifer Jasinski scored 16 points and Grace Howrigon had a double-double worth 13 points and 10 assists as the 23rd-ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team claimed a 69-55 victory over Northwestern Ohio in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference competition on Saturday.

Morgan Warfield added 12 points and Alexxis Knannlein contributed 10 points for the Saints (15-5, 9-4), who have won 10 consecutive games. The winning streak is the second-longest stretch, trailing only the 1978-79 squad which won 23 straight.

Similar to their previous 10 wins, the Saints held the lead at halftime. Against UNOH, SHU was up 42-21, courtesy of shooting 17 of 29 from the field (58.6 percent), including 6 of 12 from beyond the 3-point arc (50 percent). The Racers were 7 of 24 from the field themselves (29.2 percent).

SHU went on an early eight-point run to snag an 8-2 lead as Howrigon and Warfield knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to finish the stretch.

Another first-half streak -- this one of 10 points -- was fueled by two Warfield 3-pointers and two Sierra Calhoun 2-pointers, leaving the Saints with a 27-11 advantage.

The host Racers tried to chip away at their deficit in the second half, but only pulled as close as 58-47 with 5:41 to go.

Lauren Hopfner led Northwestern Ohio (10-10, 7-5) with nine points and seven assists. Madison Coldren added nine rebounds.

Siena Heights will be in action again on Wednesday with a 5:30 p.m. WHAC contest at Cornerstone.