ADRIAN, Mich. -- Morgan Warfield finished with 21 points while Grace Howrigon put in 14 as the 24th-ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team used a first-half 3-point barrage to take down Michigan-Dearborn, 77-51, in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contest on Saturday at the SHU Fieldhouse.
The Saints (13-5, 7-4) cruised to their eighth straight victory, connecting on 13 three-pointers during the opening half. Warfield had six 3-balls while Howrigon planted four from beyond the arc in the first. SHU went 13 of 17 from 3-point land during the period (76.5 percent).
For the game, Siena Heights was 15 of 25 from 3-point territory (60 percent). Warfield went 7 of 10. Sierra Calhoun and Alexxis Knannlein grabbed seven and six rebounds, respectively. Howrigon had seven assists.
The Saints' first 10 field goals were 3-pointers as they stormed to a 32-13 lead. A Warfield trey forged a 45-24 SHU halftime lead.
Michigan-Dearborn's smallest second-half deficit was 17 points. A jumper by Knannlein pushed the Siena Heights lead to its largest gap at 63-36 with 10:40 to go.
For the visiting Wolverines (2-14, 1-9), two players had double-doubles. Jalissa Williams finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds while Courtney Teets contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds. UMD was limited to 28.1 percent from the field (16 of 57).
The Saints will return to action on Wednesday with a WHAC home contest against 14th-ranked Aquinas, beginning at 6 p.m.