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Saints Roll to Big Win Over UNOH in WHAC Opener

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team rolled past Northwestern Ohio 73-37 to start Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) competition 1-0. Kelsey Wyman (Blissfield, Mich.) led the Saints with 14 points off the bench in the win.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Siena Heights 73, UNOH 37

Location: Adrian, Michigan (SHU Fieldhouse)

Records: Siena Heights (3-0, 1-0 WHAC), UNOH (1-5, 0-1 WHAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Saints jumped out to a 10-0 start early as the Racers struggled on offense in the first quarter. UNOH shot 9.1% from the field in the opening quarter and didn't score its first bucket until the 2:16 mark. Siena Heights held a 14-2 lead when the quarter ended. 

Siena extended its lead even further in the second with a 36-19 advantage as both teams entered the locker room at the half.

The Saints continued to dominate play and further extend the lead after third-quarter scoring of 18 points and another 19 in the fourth. SHU outscored the Racers 37-18 in the second half on the way to the huge win.

TOP SAINTS

• Wyman shot 6-10 from the field including two jumpers from three-point land to lead the team in scoring. She also helped out on the defensive end with three rebounds and a block.

Patriellia Whittington (Grand Rapids, Mich.) finished with a team-high eight rebounds and four assists. She also totaled a steal and four points.

Demi Russell (Toledo, Ohio) tallied 12 points on 6-13 shooting. She hauled in six boards as well.

Addyson Tomczak (Bay City, Mich.) found her stroke in the game hitting three from deep on her way to 11 points.

Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) registered 11 points on 4-10 shooting from the floor and 1-3 from beyond the arc.

THE OPPOSITION

• Tori Lennartz led the Racers with 11 points.

• Tya Bell pulled down six rebounds to lead the team in that category.

• Erin Scott was the main distributor with three assists.

UP NEXT

The Saints travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan this Saturday, November 16 for a WHAC game against Concordia (Mich.). That game is scheduled to tip-off at 5:30 p.m., EST.