#16 Saints Run Past UNOH to Advance to WHAC Semifinals

#16 Saints Run Past UNOH to Advance to WHAC Semifinals

ADRIAN, Mich. -- Sierra Calhoun scored 21 points and Morgan Warfield finished with 17 as the 16th-ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team earned an 80-39 victory over Northwestern Ohio in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal, which took place Thursday at the SHU Fieldhouse.

The third-seed Saints (24-7) opened the game with an 11-2 run and eventually took a 41-14 advantage into intermission. Calhoun had 13 in the first half while Warfield put in 12.

As a team, Siena Heights shot 64 percent from the field during the opening half (16 of 25), including a 63.6-percent effort from beyond the 3-point arc (7 of 11). The Saints' defense held UNOH to 22.2 percent in the first (6 of 27).

During the second half, SHU's smallest lead was 25 points (48-23) and its largest lead was 42 (80-38).

Grace Howrigon finished with six assists for the Saints, who finished 61.9 percent from the field (26 of 42) and 55.6 percent from three (10 of 18). Six different scorers hit 3-pointers.

For the six-seed Racers (17-14), Madison Coldren led the way with 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals.

The Saints' 2013-14 team is now second in program history for wins in a season (24), snapping a tie with the 2012-13 squad that finished 23-10. The 1978-79 Siena Heights team had a 27-2 record.

SHU will return to action on Saturday when it visits two-seed Cornerstone (22-8) for a WHAC Tournament semifinal. The 24th-ranked Golden Eagles defeated Concordia, 66-57, on Thursday.

Chalk held strong in the other half of the bracket as well. Top-seed and No. 2-ranked Davenport (29-1) defeated Madonna, 80-64, while four-seed Indiana Tech (19-12) eliminated Aquinas, 88-75.