The Spring Hill College women's basketball team ran past William Carey University in an 86-75 conference decision at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center on Thursday evening.
SHC took a 44-33 lead at halftime and never looked back in the second period, leading by as much as 20 points.
Junior center April Bradford of Pensacola, Fla., led the charge with 17 points and sophomore forward Sha Sha Buchanan of Mobile drooped in 12 points with 10 rebounds. Other Badger leaders were freshman point guard Bethany Collins of Apex, N.C., with 15 points, junior forward Jackie Higgenbotham of Birmingham, Ala., with 13 points, and sophomore guard Bria Bohanon of Ponchatoula, La., with 10 points.
The Badgers shot 54.7% (29-53) from the field and 36.4% (4-11) from 3-point distance. Turnovers still haunted the SHC ladies as they turned the ball over 25 times against 15 WCU steals, but the Badgers dominated the glass taking in 39 rebounds and allowing just 21 by Carey.
The Crusaders (9-11, 5-7 SSAC) were paced by Erica Moore with 14 points and Crystal Tucker put in 13 points while TeAnna Carter added 12 more.
Carey shot 50% (29-58) from the field, but just 2-of-13 (15.4%) from long distance while they turned the ball over 22 times against 11 steals by the Badgers.
Spring Hill (8-13, 3-9 SSAC) will stay at home on Saturday for an SSAC West Division match with the 21st-ranked and long-time Jesuit rival Loyola University (La.) Wolfpack (18-2, 10-2 SSAC) beginning at 2 p.m.
The match will also be available via a live video Web stream at http://www.livestream.com/ssacsports.