Watson Scores 31 As #25 Saints Defeat Aquinas

Watson Scores 31 As #25 Saints Defeat Aquinas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The No. 25 ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team traveled to take on Aquinas in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contest on Wednesday. The Saints were victorious, with a score of 69-59.

At the end of the first period, SHU found themselves trailing by one and were not satisfied. By halftime, the Saints had grabbed the lead and walked to the lockeroom with a four point advantage and a score of 28-24.

Throughout the third period, Siena Heights (20-7, 13-6 WHAC) was able to expand their lead to eleven and eventually defeated Aquinas by a ten point margin. 

April Watson led the Siena Heights Saints with 31 points and 15 rebounds. Demi Russell added 15 points and Sharmaine Wills contributed 10 rebounds and a team high six assists and two steals.

Aquinas (16-11, 10-9 WHAC) was led by Bri Spica with 20 points. Deiona Rogers recorded 25 points and ten rebounds. 

On the night, Siena Heights shot 44.1% from the floor (26-59), 33.3% (3-9) from three and 73.7% (14-19) from the free throw line. Aquinas shot 39.3% (22-56) from the field, 31.6% (6-19) and 45% (9-20) from the charity stripe. 

The Saints will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 11, when they head to Marygrove for a 1 p.m. tipoff.