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Women's Hoops Halts Hollins

Sarah Donley recorded five assists and four rebounds in the52-42 win over Hollins.
Sarah Donley recorded five assists and four rebounds in the52-42 win over Hollins.

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's basketball team downed Hollins University 52-42 Saturday afternoon in an ODAC contest.

The Hornets (8-8, 4-5 ODAC) led Hollins (3-11, 0-8) the entire length of the contest.

THE RUNDOWN

1st Quarter

Shenandoah scored the first three baskets of the game and did not look back, leading by as much as nine points in the first thanks to an Ashley Stone 3-point jumper with 3:15 remaining. Hollins answered back with seven straight points to bring the score within two, 13-11, at the end of one.

2nd Quarter

The two teams traded buckets throughout the second with SU leading 24-20 at the break.

3rd Quarter

The Hornets held Hollins to six points in the third quarter while going on a 10-2 run to end the quarter with a 13-point lead; this set Shenandoah up for its largest lead 25 seconds into the final stanza.

4th Quarter

A Brianna Turner layup off a Brooke Riley missed free throw gave SU a 16-point lead, the largest of the game. Hollins would go on to outscore Shenandoah 16-13 in the final quarter.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"This was a tough week for the women," head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft said. "To come away with two ODAC wins was critical. We played as a team and were able to get a lot of  reserves time on the court."

STATS OF THE DAY

  • Thirteen Hornets saw playing time today, 10 of which recorded points.
  • Jordan Sondrol scored a team-high 16 points.
  • Kayla Surles scored 20 for Hollins
  • Defensively, five women recorded blocks and six women recorded steals.
  • Jordan Sondrol grabbed seven rebounds
  • The Hornets own the series record 11-1 which includes a six game winning streak. Hollins' last win came in 2015.

UP NEXT

On Wednesday, January 16, the women travel down I-81 to take on Eastern Mennonite University. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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