Ladyjacks Rout Knights, 80-28
Nov. 20, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks basketball team bounced back from a tough loss to Wiley College last Saturday with a 80-28 trouncing of the Northwood Knights Tuesday evening at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
The 28 points scored by Northwood was the fifth-lowest single-game total in SFA history and the lowest output by an opponent since the Ladyjacks defeated Rice 82-20 in the 1974-75 season and is the fifth-lowest single-game performance by an SFA opponent in school history.
SFA (3-1) received a career-high 13-point performance from sophomore forward Daylyn Harris and 12 points apiece from Antionette Carter and Annette Davis. The Ladyjacks shot just 39 percent from the floor for the game but they took advantage of 35 Northwood turnovers that resulted in 45 SFA points. The Ladyjacks also dominated the points in the paint (38-14), second-chance points (23-6) and bench points (41-13).
Northwood (1-5) was led in scoring by Shakira Waggoner, who scored eight points on 3-of-7 shooting.
The Ladyjacks got off to a bit of a sluggish start in the first half and held a 6-5 lead at the 15:10 mark but quickly built a lead as the turnovers began to mount for the Knights. Over the final 14 minutes SFA went on a 33-7 run thanks to 26 points off turnovers and 22 points from the bench.
Sophomore guard Ashley Bettis provided a big boost by making her first three three-pointers of the season for nine points in the first 20 minutes. Harris also scored nine of her 13 points in the first half and Davis chipped in eight points. Junior point guard Kali Jerrell responded from a tough game against Wiley with all seven of her season-high seven assists in the first half as well.
In the second half SFA really turned up the defensive pressure and held the Knights scoreless for the first six minutes and 29 seconds while opening up a 59-14 lead.
The Ladyjacks will now have two days off before they take part in the Cal Poly Thanksgiving Tournament, beginning with Cal Poly on Friday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. followed by a game against CSU Bakersfield on Saturday at 4 p.m.
SFA will not play another home game until they host Tulsa on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.