WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah women's basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 59-51 non-league victory over Goucher College.
Shenandoah (4-4) scored the first eight points of the night and never relinquished the lead over the Gophers (3-4). The Hornets began the second quarter with a 14-4 run, turning a 3-point lead into a 13-point advantage.
SU started the game with an 8-0 run, holding the Gophers scoreless for the first four minutes of the game. The Hornets had a 12-point lead through the middle of the quarter before GC went on a 9-point run of its own to bring the score to 14-11.
Shenandoah outscored Goucher 19-8 in the second; and had a 14-point, 33-19, lead at the break. The Hornets shot 57 percent for the quarter.
The two teams traded scores in the quarter with Shenandoah owning a 16-point lead heading into the final stanza.
Goucher made a comeback in the fourth quarter, outscoring the SU reserves 20-12. The Shenandoah bench scored 30 points for the Hornets in the contest.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
"I am happy to get in the win column tonight," head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft said. "It's always great when we can balance out minutes and scoring efforts. We have a quick turn around here and are going to get back after it tomorrow."
STATS OF THE DAY
Ashley Stone led the Hornets in scoring with 13 points, going 3-5 from behind the arc.
Freshman Sierra St. Cyr recorded a career-high eight rebounds.
Jones led on the defensive end recording two blocks and two steals for the night.
All healthy SU players saw playing time. No one recorded more than 17 minutes of action.
The bench scored 31 points.
SU scored 30 points in the paint and 14 off turnovers.
Shenandoah owns the series record 14-2.
The women are on the road tomorrow, December 6 at Southern Virginia University. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.