Badger Athletics - Spring Hill College News
Sha Sha Buchanan (21) returned to the basketball court after volleyball season on Wednesday
Sha Sha Buchanan (21) returned to the basketball court after volleyball season on Wednesday
Women's Basketball - Wed, Dec. 7, 2011

The Spring Hill College women's basketball team lost a 97-46 decision at the University of South Alabama in an exhibition contest on Wednesday evening at the USA Mitchell Center.

The game opened with USA dropping in 4-of-6 from 3-point land while the Badgers struggled to a 1-of-5 mark from the field as the Jaguars took a quick 14-2 lead.

By the halftime intermission, USA had expanded its advantage out to 50-19 and was outshooting the Badgers 55.6% (20-36) to 28.6% (8-28) while dominating the boards 26-9.

The second half did not fair much better for Spring Hill as the Jags continued to be hot from the outside as well as control the action underneath the hoops with a 46-8 overall advantage in scoring from the paint.

By game's end USA closed with an overall shooting percentage of 48.1% (39-81) and was a remarkable 13-of-31 (41.9%) from long distance while SHC finished at 30% (18-60) from the field and 31.8% (7-22) from behind the 3-point barrier.

USA (6-3) took down 60 rebounds and allowed the Badgers just 22 boards in the contest.

Junior guard LaSheena Nation from Hanceville, Ala., scored 15 points for Spring Hill and junior forward Jackie Higgenbotham of Birmingham, Ala., added 11 points.

Four Jags passed the double-digit hurdle as Mansa El and Sarda Peterson each pocketed 14 points while Lauren Walker added 10 points off the bench and center Taylor Ammons notched 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Spring Hill (3-5) will next host Concordia College-Selma (8-5) in a non-conference game on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.