The Spring Hill College women's basketball won its second consecutive game on Wednesday night with a 97-55 non-conference drumming of the Tennessee Temple University Crusaders at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.
Freshman guard Natalie Harper of Greensboro, N.C., came up just one basket shy of tying the SHC single-game record for 3-point buckets as the Badgers' offense was hitting on all cylinders en route to a 42-24 halftime advantage before coasting to a 42-point victory.
Harper blistered the nets for a 7-of-14 performance from 3-point land and built a career-high 25-point night while senior center April Bradford of Pensacola, Fla., and freshman guard Armanee' Broussard of Lafayette, La., each added 13 points for the Badgers.
Overall, Spring Hill was 48.6% (36-74) from the floor and 44.8% (13-29) from long distance while out-rebounding the Crusaders 45-38 and taking away a season-high 17 steals. TTU suffered 28 total turnovers in the contest.
The Crusaders (3-7) were paced by Amanda Rector with 14 points and Jessica Salera with 12 points. As a team, the Crusaders were 32.1% (18-56) from the field and 29.4% (5-17) in 3-point attempts. Temple took the ball away from Spring Hill eight times as the Badgers suffered 18 total turnovers.
The Badgers (5-8, 2-2 SSAC West) will next host Southern Wesleyan University (4-6, 0-3 SSAC East) in a cross-divisional conference game on Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.