Women win, lose blowouts over road weekend games
January 16, 2006 —
Sophomore Kali Briggs came off the bench to score 21 points to lead the SVSU women's basketball team in an 83-67 win at Mercyhurst on Saturday.
SVSU shot well above its average for the game, shooting 29-of-53 from the floor, or 54.7 percent. The Lady Cardinals had been shooting 40 percent from the floor for the season.
In addition to Briggs, who added seven boards, four assists and four blocks, three other Lady Cardinals scored in double figures. Junior Mickey Grayer scored 16 while adding six rebounds and three blocks, while sophomore Kara Kinzer scored 15 off 5-of-9 shooting, all from the three-point line.
Mercyhurst was held to just 33 percent shooting, including 8-of-34 from the three-point line, for the game, and turned the ball over 25 times. The Lakers were led by junior forward Julie Anderson, who scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Senior guard Cassie Seth added 15 points.
The Lady Cardinals took the lead with 10:29 left in the first half and never squandered it, pushing its lead to 40-28 at halftime. SVSU was able to pull away early, as it made 13 free throws in the first half and shot 12-of-21 from the field. The Lakers, on the other hand, shot 12-of-38 in the first half, including 3-of-15 from behind the arc.
The win came two days after SVSU lost to Gannon by a nearly identical score, 85-63. Junior Valerie Smith led the Lady Cardinals with 17 points and six rebounds off the bench, but the starters for SVSU combined for just 25 points in the game.
Briggs was held scoreless in 22 minutes, while Kinzer scored eight and sophomore Jenna Schroeder added seven. The Lady Cardinals shot just 35 percent for the game, including 25 percent in the first half, helping Gannon to jump out to a 13-point halftime lead.
SVSU could not stop junior forward Christina Jackson, who scored 24 points to lead all scorers. Carrie Nolan came off the bench to score 18 points off 6-of-9 shooting, including 6-of-8 from the three-point line.
The weekend split left the Lady Cardinals at 2-5 in the GLIAC and 5-11 overall. SVSU hosts 8-9 (2-6 GLIAC) Findlay on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.