Brescia Women’s Basketball Gets Past Emory & Henry, 75-59, Friday Evening

EMORY, Va. – The Brescia University Women's Basketball Team (5-8) picked up a 75-59 win over Emory & Henry College (1-4) Friday evening at Bob Johnson Court in the King Center.  The contest was the first since December 3 for the Wasps, who just finished their final exams for the fall semester.

The Lady Bearcats got out to a 9-0 lead at the 16:27 mark before the Wasps started to battle back into the contest.  E&H cut the lead to four at 16-12 but allowed Brescia to go on a 16-5 run to open up a 15-point lead with 6:42 to go before the break. Emory & Henry would trim the lead to 11 (37-26) going into halftime.

The Wasps came out of the locker room and went on a 6-1 run to cut the Lady Bearcats' lead to six at the 18:47 mark. That was the closest E&H would get for the rest of the contest, as Brescia scored 11 straight points over the next three minutes for its biggest lead of the game.

Emory & Henry played tight for the rest of the contest, but could not overcome the deficit, falling 75-59.

The Lady Bearcats shot 47.1 percent (24-for-51) from the floor on the night and took advantage of 30 trips to the free throw line, hitting 20 of their attempts (66.7 percent). Brescia was led offensively by Olivia Moore with 21 points and nine rebounds. Hollie Anson had 18 points in the contest including four treys while Evelyn Turner and Holly Simons chipped in 15 and 10 points, respectively.

E&H freshman guard Michelle Williams (Stokesdale, N.C.) posted a career-high 16 points on the night and added three assists while sophomore guard Jalan McPherson (Jonesville, Va.) and freshman guard Kristie Langley (Staley, N.C.) each had nine points. Freshman center Carlyta Hamm (Wytheville, Va.) put up seven points and eight boards in the game.

Emory & Henry will take three weeks off for winter break before returning to the court in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action on Friday, January 6 against Virginia Wesleyan College. The Wasps and Marlins will tipoff at 7:00 p.m.

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