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Saints Cruise to 78-44 Win Over Great Lakes Christian

Saints Cruise to 78-44 Win Over Great Lakes Christian

LANSING, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team cruised to a 78-44 victory over Great Lakes Christian on the road Monday night. Freshman Peyton Banks tallied a career-high 28 points off the bench to lead the Saints to the win.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Siena Heights 78, Great Lakes Christian 44

Location: Lansing, Michigan (Doty Center)

Records: Siena Heights (2-0), Great Lakes Christian (0-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Saints never trailed in the game and rolled to a 25-8 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter.

Siena outscored the Crusaders 18-10 in the second quarter to build a 43-18 lead as the teams went into the locker room at the half.

Banks had a huge third quarter, scoring half of her total points coming out of the intermission with 14.

TOP SAINTS

• Banks added five rebounds and a block to her team-leading stat line.

• Junior Demi Russell contributed with 10 points and also tied a team-high eight rebounds.

Jayshonna Blackshire tied Russell with eight rebounds while also contributing on offense with seven points. Defensively, she led the Saints with five steals.

Maria Repichowski scored seven points and pulled down five rebounds.

THE OPPOSITION

• Kerlunda Dervil led the team with 13 points and six steals.

• Valerie Kopper scored 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

• Mystic Striker tallied 10 points and five rebounds.

UP NEXT

The Saints travel to face Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) opponent Aquinas on Thursday, November 8. The game is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m.