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Saints Roll To Big Win on Senior Day

Saints Roll To Big Win on Senior Day

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team rolled past Concordia (Mich.) in a 95-52 win Saturday on Senior Day in the SHU Fieldhouse. Shelby Morrow (Flushing, Mich.) led the way with her second double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Siena Heights 95, Concordia (Mich.) 52

Location: Adrian, Michigan (SHU Fieldhouse)

Records: Siena Heights (11-4, 8-3 WHAC), CUAA (10-7, 4-4 WHAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Morrow hit two pairs of free throws to help the Saints hop out to a 9-2 lead in the opening four minutes of the first quarter. Two free throws from Savanah Gibson (Birch Run, Mich.) made two free throws to push the lead to nine points, 13-4, with 4:28 left in the first quarter. An old-fashioned three-point play by the Cardinals cut the SHU lead to 13-7 before Morrow made the final basket of the opening period for a 15-7 advantage.

Sha'kyia Parker (Grand Rapids, Mich.) drilled a three-point jumper in the opening minute of the second to give Siena Heights its first double-digit lead of the contest (18-7). Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) made a layup at the 7:15 mark that sparked a 9-0 run for the Saints and extended the lead to 33-13. A 6-1 run in the final 2:30 of the half pushed things 41-19 as the teams entered the locker room for halftime.

Morrow ignited a 7-0 run in the opening four minutes of the third with a layup. That run increased the SHU advantage to 51-24. Kelsey Wyman (Blissfield, Mich.) finished the quarter with a pair of free throws that gave SHU a 30-point lead, 71-40, as the game moved into the final quarter.

Again, Morrow started a run with a layup to begin a quarter. This time it was an 8-0 run in the first three minutes and it moved the lead up further for the blue and yellow. Hadley Gratz (Carleton, Mich.) hit all four of her free-throw attempts in mop-up duty to put the margin at 40 points, 92-52, for the first time in the game. Alix Carter (Toledo, Ohio) finished off the scoring with a three-point jumper in the final 1:30 of the game.

The Saints never trailed throughout regulation. Siena Heights finished the game 51.7% from the floor, 52.4% from three, and 82.8% from the charity stripe. They edged CUAA in points in the paint, 34-30, and bench points, 29-27. The Saints scored 20 points off turnovers while only allowing seven points off their own turnovers. 

TOP SAINTS

• Morrow shot 5-8 from the floor, 1-1 from three, and 5-5 from the free-throw line. 

• Wyman finished with a game-high 19 points. She shot 6-10, 1-4, and 6-8 in the three shooting categories. She also added seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

• Banks was 4-9 FG, 2-4 3PT, and 2-2 FT to total 12 points. She had five assists and three rebounds.

• Parker also scored 12 points in the contest.

E'Anna Won (Wadsworth, Ohio) led the team with seven assists while also scoring seven points.

THE OPPOSITION

• Katie Snow led the Cardinals in scoring with 13 points and rebounds with seven.

UP NEXT

The Saints travel to Livonia, Michigan on Sunday, February 21 for a WHAC game against Madonna. That matchup is slated for a 1:00 p.m., EST, tip-off.