NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Spring Hill College women's basketball team took a non-conference victory with a 64-51 outcome at the Southern University-New Orleans (SUNO) Lady Knights in The Castle on Friday evening.
The Badgers led 33-23 at the intermission and maintained a double-digit advantage through most of the second period.
Junior center April Bradford of Pensacola, Fla., notched her seventh double-double effort in 11 games with 15 points and 10 rebounds while freshman point guard Bethany Collins from Apex, N.C., tallied 11 points in the win.
SUNO (2-5) was paced by Kelly Stewart with 17 points and Rose Boatner with 11 points and eight rebounds.
The Badgers shot 36.1% (22-61) from the field and connected on 6-of-16 (37.5%) 3-point attempts, but SHC continued to be bothered by turnovers as they handed the ball back to SUNO 22 times off 10 steals by the Lady Knights.
Spring Hill held SUNO to 32.1% (18-56) shooting overall and allowed just one of the Lady Knight's six (16.7%) 3-point attempts to find the hoop. SUNO turned the ball over 19 times against nine SHC steals.
Spring Hill (5-6) will next visit Florence, Ala., on New Year's Eve in a 1 p.m. tipoff of an exhibition game with the Lady Lions (5-3) of the University of North Alabama.