SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women's basketball team defeated Southern State on Saturday in Hamilton Arena, 119-43. The Pomeroys now sit at 5-9 on the year after getting their first win of 2017.
The Pomeroys had six players in double figures with senior Bria Hill recording a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Callan Taylor scored a team-leading 27 points, while senior Ja'Breena Gardner scored 20 points to pull within 12 points of 1,000 for her career. Junior Tara Parmer scored 18 points and junior Jordyn Lloyd scored a career-high 17 points. Freshman Mara Canada scored 10 points to round out SMWC's 119 point offensive production against the Patriots.
Senior Na-Shaunda Rayford recorded 12 rebounds to lead the Pomeroys, while Parmer recorded a team-high eight assists and Gardner recorded a team-high five steals.
The Pomeroys shot 45.5 percent on the afternoon, making 50 of the 110 shots they took. The Pomeroys came out firing to take a 20-8 lead after the first quarter. The Pomeroys would pull away in the second and third quarters, outscoring SSCC 39-13 in the second and 43-16 in the third. The Pomeroys pulled up in the fourth to coast to the 119-43 victory.
SMWC will be back in action on January 12 when they head to Cincinnati Clermont for a 6 p.m. game. The Pomeroys will then end the coming week with a road game at Berea on January 13.