Jan. 28, 2007
"I think our shot selection was pretty good tonight," head coach Wendy Schuller said. "When you are able to get fast-break points and points in the paint, you are always going to shoot better from 5-6 feet than from 18 feet."
Nicole Scott came within one of the freshman's career high point total with 18 tonight (she had 19 in an 84-82 loss at
Joanna Chadd had a break-out game, as she made both three-point attempts and hit on 4-of-6 shots overall. She had shot just 3-for-36 her last three games, which was a very uncharacteristic stretch for the pure shooter. Overall, she had 10 points tonight.
Also scoring in double figures for the Eagles was Phynique Allen, who tallied 14 points to go with her game-high six assists. The assist total ties for the second-most earned by an Eagle in 2006-07. Sydney Benson, meanwhile, set the rebounding pace in the contest with seven.
"I felt that tonight we played with great speed and quickness and that we made some big plays defensively," Schuller said. "We were able to force a lot of turnovers (20) and Phynique gave us a big spark off the bench today."
After a close first seven minutes, the Eagles then proceeded to pull away from the Hornets on the strength of a 23-5 run, increasing a 13-12 lead with 13:33 left to a commanding 36-17 advantage with 1:25 remaining in the half.
After the break, the lead increased to as high as 31 (64-33) with 9:05 left and the Eagles cruised to the finish line from there.
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