Southeastern cruises to huge win over Ecclesia

SE Athletics
Matt Thomas, Sports Information Director

DURANT – All 12 players who saw the court scored, with eight of them reaching double-figures as Southeastern cruised to a 133-37 victory over Ecclesia on Saturday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

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The win lifts the Savage Storm to 5-3 overall heading into the fall finale against Great American Conference rival Henderson State at noon on Tuesday in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

The 133 points sets a season-high in scoring for SE and is the highest point total for the Storm in the DII era, topping the previous high score of 109 in a win over Texas A&M-Commerce on Jan. 24, 2010.

Katie Webb finished the night as the game’s top scorer with 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including a 12 point outburst in the third quarter that included SE’s first eight points of the second half.

The next two highest scorers did so off the bench, with Jordan Benson and Briley Moon each finishing with 16 points.  Benson hit 5-of-10, including four threes, while Moon drained four threes as well and finished the night 6-of-9 shooting overall.

Kamryn Cantwell and Maci Turkoly each followed with 14 points, with Cantwell hitting 4-of-6 from the floor and going 6-of-7 at the free throw line while Turkoly was 6-of-9 from the floor with two threes.

Tracy Johnson followed with 13 points and was 3-of-3 from behind the arc, while Haiden Williams added 11 and Katie Branam chipped in 10.

Southeastern shot 54.4 percent from the floor as a team on the night and 52.5 percent from behind the arc, hitting 21-of-40 threes.

The Storm dished out a season-high 36 assists, led by Randaysha Hanson who came off the bench to hand out 12, while Cantwell posted six and Tracy Johnson dished out four.

Defensively SE snagged 22 steals, led by four each from Johnson and Moon, while Cantwell and Benson added three apiece.

The Storm held a 55-to-29 edge on the boards, with Cantwell and Noel each hauling in seven.

Southeastern opened the contest with the first 21 points, capped by a Webb layup at the 5:46 mark.

EC would end the Storm run, but SE would power out to a 40-7 lead after the first quarter.

A Turkoly layup with 7:19 to go in the second quarter would push the Southeastern lead past 40 at 50-9 before finishing the half up 65-16.

Southeastern outscored the Royals 36-7 in the third quarter and led by as many as 81 points before taking the 101-23 advantage to the final frame.

In the fourth SE would hit 12-of-18 from the floor and 6-of-9 from three to outscore EC 32-14 and fashion the final score of 133-37.

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