The Spring Hill College women's basketball team coasted to an 86-43 non-conference victory over the visiting Clearwater Christian College Lady Cougars at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Badgers wasted little time building out an 11-point advantage in the first 10-minutes of play and held a commanding 50-23 cushion at the break.
Spring Hill kept up the pressure and continued to expanded their lead throughout the second half as the rebounding of the Badgers dominated the inside and effective outside shooting kept the Cougars at bay.
With seven minutes remaining, Spring Hill lead by 40 points at 77-37 and cruised to the 43-point final margin of victory.
Freshman guard Bria Bohanon of Ponchatoula, La., led the Badger effort with 17 points for the game-high and fellow freshman forward Sha Sha Buchanan of Mobile's McGill-Toolen Catholic High School tallied her first career double/double with 10 points and a Badger season-high of 16 rebounds. Walk-on sophomore guard Christina Watson of Brighton, Ala., was 3-of-6 in 3-point attempts and scored 13 points.
Bohanon made an SHC season-high five 3-pointers as the Badgers dropped in the team's season-mark of nine treys over the Clearwater defense.
The Lady Cougars' Lauren Leabhart scored 11 while Amanda Ison pulled in nine rebounds.
Spring Hill shot 34.5% (29-84) overall and a scorching 42.9% (9-21) from 3-point territory while turning the ball over just 10 times and taking down 58 rebounds - 28 of which came on offense.
Clearwater (9-10) shot 30.2% (13-43) from the field and 3-of-9 (33.3%) in 3-point attempts. The Lady Cougars committed 32 turnovers as the Badgers took away a season-high 18 steals.
The victory snapped a 6-game winless skid for the Badgers.
Spring Hill (9-17, 1-7 SSAC West) will host Faulkner University (18-7, 4-4 SSAC) in a conference match this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the fight against breast cancer.