BATAVIA, Ohio. - The SMWC women's basketball team handled Cincinnati Clermont in tonight's contest 96-73. Behind a solid offensive performance, the Pomeroys hit 21 3-PT baskets while they shot over 50.0% from beyond the arc in the second half. The Woods will be back in action on Friday, December 21st in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m. ET.
SMWC found themselves trailing two points after the first quarter concluded 17-15. In the second, The Woods defense took over the game and caused the Cougars to commit multiple turnovers. In result, the Cougars only scored five points in 10 minutes of play. The Pomeroys knocked down various 3-PT shots which gave them a 35-22 led at halftime. In the third quarter, the Pomeroys offense put up 35 points while shooting over 50% from behind the arc! By the fourth quarter, SMWC extended their lead by 25 points and finished the game out strong. The Woods earned the victory 96-73.
Callan Taylor led both teams in scoring with 19 points while she hit five 3-PT baskets
Paetyn Hayes scored a career-high 15 points tonight and was 5-6 from 3-PT range; she finished with eight rebounds and four steals
Sydney Ingram added 11 points, four rebounds, and two assists
Maggie Reimer added 10 points and tallied a rebound
Quote from Head Coach Robert Belf
How the team bounced back from the tough loss last night...
"We did a very nice job of sharing the ball and controlling the pace of the game with our press. We got on the offensive glass which helped our offense excel. In the hustle stats; we outplayed them. Our press started to take hold of the game in the second quarter. Our pressure allowed up to get great looks in transition. It was a good overall effort"!
Quote from Senior Callan Taylor
On what was different tonight than in the previous contest...
"One of the main things we talked about before the game was playing together and bringing energy. These were things that, against Berea, we didn't do which is why we focused on them in our game today. The energy on the bench and court was amazing which played into us being a team and getting the victory together".
Quote from Paetyn Hayes
On Paetyn's career-high night and the victory...
"I feel like everything just came together tonight, not only for myself but more importantly the team overall. Both offensively and defensively the whole team contributed and worked well together".
By The Numbers:
21 | As a team, SMWC converted on 21 three-point baskets; second game this season having made 20+
38.2 | The Woods shot 38.2% from behind the arc tonight
33 | The Pomeroys forced the Cougars to commit 33 turnovers
35 | In the third quarter, SMWC's high powered offense scored 35 total points
SMWC will be back at Hamilton Arena on Friday, December 21st. The Pomeroys will battle Brescia University in the Ugly Sweater Christmas Game at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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