SAINT LOUIS, MO- The Hornet women's basketball team snapped a three game losing streak after their 66-43 win over Stephens College.
Jay'la Davis led the charge with 15 points and four rebounds. Post players Jordan May (FR/St. Louis, MO) and Unique Conner (JR/Dayton, OH) were right behind her with 10 points each and a combined nine rebounds.
Makenzie Jemes and Chalee Britt were the leading scorers for the Stars; they each recorded 10 points while Britt had a game-leading 11 rebounds.
Harris-Stowe jumped out to a 7-0 lead to begin the first quarter after Davis and May scored on three consecutive possessions for the Hornets. HSSU would extend their lead to double-digits just before the end of the 1st quarter of play after Conner sank two free-throws.
The Hornets set the tone in the second quarter, taking a 36-21 lead after Alantis Sutton (SR/St. Louis, MO) brought down an offensive rebound and laid in a put-back in the lane. Stephens would add two free-throws to cut the Hornet's lead to 36-23.
Defensive efforts from Harris-Stowe kept Stephens from making a basket in the third quarter while their offense continued to shine.
With 3:31 left in the quarter, Dynesha Powell (SR/East St. Louis, IL) grabbed a rebound and scored an easy lay-up to push their lead to 45-25. From there, Harris-Stowe never allowed the Stars close the scoring gap.
Harris-Stowe ended the game shooting 39.1% while the bench scored 32 of the team's 66 points. They dished out 21 assists and forced 20 Stephens College turnovers.
With the win, HSSU moves to 12-16 overall and 10-12 in AMC play. They will be back in action next Thursday when they host the Mustangs of Central Baptist College. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
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