SAINT LOUIS, MO- Hot off a win over Stephens College, the Hornets continued their energy into the game tonight as they took down Central Baptist College 70-52.
Jordan May (FR/St. Louis, MO) led Harris-Stowe's offense as she scored a career high 15 points on 5-7 shooting. Amani Ferguson (SO/Indianapolis, IN) had the hot hands tonight as she added in 12 points, all of which were three-pointers. Meanwhile, LaDaijha Watson (JR/Olive Branch, MS) was all over the boards tonight, bringing down a game high nine rebounds.
Holly Allen led all scorers with 18 points. She was the lone Mustang to reach double-digits.
HSSU started out slow as they traded baskets with CBC. But, their full court press finally took its toll on Central Baptist and Harris-Stowe picked things up.
Jay'la Davis and Takesia Barnes (FR/Memphis, TN) scored back-to-back three-pointers to give the Hornets their first lead of the game. Thirty seconds later, Unique Conner (JR/Dayton, OH) chipped in two free-throws to extend their lead to four.
Just as the buzzer sounded to end the first quarter, Ferguson drained one of her four 3-pointers to give HSSU an 18-11 lead.
The full court pressure continued for the Mustangs in the second quarter making it difficult for the Mustangs to run any offense.
May would push the Hornets to a double-digit lead at the 7 minute mark with a pair of free-throws. Harris-Stowe would go into the half with a solid 35-23 lead.
Things looked up for the Hornets in the third quarter; they outscored the Mustangs 22-11 and forced 7 turnovers.
It was all HSSU in the final quarter, forcing another 6 CBC turnovers. That, along with the 4 steals and 2 blocks gave the Hornets their 70-52 win.
Harris-Stowe finished the game shooting 38.1% from the field and 34.8% from behind the arc. They forced 29 Mustang turnovers and handed out 16 assists. Their bench gave them a big help scoring wise, giving them 32 of their 70 points.
With the win, HSSU moves to 13-16 overall and 11-12 in AMC play. They will play their final regular season game on Saturday when they host (18) Lyon College. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. with the Senior Day Ceremony taking place after the game.
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