December 4, 2009

Women win at Martin Methodist, 67-66

PULASKI, Tenn. - Jessica Bivins hit a 3-point basket with 1:21 to play to give the Lady Hurricanes a five-point lead; and GSW held on for a 67-66 road win Friday evening against Martin Methodist College.

Southwestern jumped out to a seven-point lead three minutes into the contest. However, a 15-point swing over the following nine minutes gave the RedHawks their largest lead of the night (26-18). GSW would chip away and eventually regain the lead (31-30) when Jaleesa Octalien scored the final points of the first half at the 2:44 mark.

Momentum shifted similarly in the second half as GSW came out of the break and built their largest lead of the game (43-34) when Tonette Murphy knocked down a pair of free throws with 13:49 to play. Mirroring the first half, another 15-point swing gave the RedHawks a 54-48 lead with 8:39 to go. GSW answered once again and Bivins' 3-pointer gave Southwestern some breathing room for the final 1:21.

The Lady Hurricanes shot a season-best 44 percent from the floor (24-of-54), held a slim 29-28 rebound advantage and doubled MMC's steals (12-6).  

Brittany Reynolds hit 6-of-8 shots, including her lone 3-point attempt, to lead the Lady 'Canes with 14 points. Whitley Wiltz added 13 points, a team-high seven rebounds and a game-high five steals.

Martin Methodist (6-3) shot 40 percent from the field (21-of-52). Micah Anderson led all scorers with 19 points. Whitney Robison posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Southwestern (4-3) finishes their three-game road trip tomorrow afternoon at North Alabama. Tip-off is at 2:00 p.m. Live stats will be available on gswcanes.com.