#24 Saints Run Past Marygrove For Seventh Straight Win

#24 Saints Run Past Marygrove For Seventh Straight Win

DETROIT, Mich. -- Alexxis Knannlein had 15 points off the bench while three other Siena Heights scorers reached double-figures as the 24th-ranked Saints' women's basketball team defeated Marygrove, 96-43, in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play on Wednesday. SHU has now won seven straight games.

Sierra Calhoun added 12 points and five rebounds, Morgan Warfield contributed 11 points, and Grace Howrigon compiled 10 points, five rebounds and five assists for SHU (12-5, 6-4).

Lauren Wirth and Jessie Arnold added six and five boards, respectively, for the Saints. Knannlein went 11 of 11 from the free-throw line.

SHU opened the game with a 23-2 run, including 15 consecutive points, before Kierra Jordan converted Marygrove's first field goal -- a layup 8:55 into the game. Warfield had six points on a pair of 3-pointers while Mackenzie Tomasik chipped in five points during the Saints' initial charge.

Siena Heights eventually closed the first on a 10-0 streak to secure a 49-14 halftime lead. During that period, the Saints held Marygrove to a 12.5-percent performance from the field (4 of 32).

For the game, SHU went 31 of 63 from the field (49.2 percent) and 9 of 19 from 3-point land (47.4 percent). The Saints aalso held a 52-33 rebounding advantage.

SHU's smallest second-period lead was 29 points while its largest -- 53 -- was indicated in the final score.

Adrienne Weaver led Marygrove (2-14, 0-9) with nine points while Breomi Jackson hauled down nine rebounds.

The Saints will return to action on Saturday with a 5:30 p.m. WHAC matchup against Michigan-Dearborn. The contest will also serve as SHU's annual "Pink Game."