Southern women drown Riverhawks from long range


Jessica Greninger

Sophomore Chelsey Henry attempting a layup on Robert Corn Court inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center against Northeastern State on Jan. 25, 2017. 

Trey Vaughan

Before returning home for a three-game homestand, the Missouri Southern women’s basketball team went on the road to face two teams in the top half of the MIAA Conference.

The first road test was against Washburn Uni- versity last Thursday.

Leading by eight after one, the Ichabod’s opened up the second quarter on a 10-0 run, giving them an 18 point lead. At the 3:21 mark in the second quarter, the Ichabod’s led 38-18, their largest lead of the game.

Southern would scratch and claw their way back into the game. After trail- ing by 20 in the second quarter, the Lions sud- denly trailed by one point with 5:25 left in the fourth quarter. Southern would never regain the lead as the Ichabod’s would hold their lead and win 70-62.

Last Saturday, South- ern traveled to Empo- ria, Kan. to face the No. 7 ranked ESU Hornets.

The Lions held the lead for most of the first half, and were lead- ing 40-34 at the break.

With over 2,100 fans in attendance, the Hornets fed off their crowd and started the third quar- ter on a great note. ESU scored 20 points to South- ern’s 10 and took a four point lead into the fourth.

In the fourth quarter, ESU kept the pressure on as the Lions were unable togettheleadbackasthey fell to the Hornets 74-65.

Junior Julianna Wad- sworth led Southern in scoring with 18 off the bench. ESU made as many three’s as Southern at- tempted in the game (5).

Following back-to-back road losses, Southern welcomed Northeast- ern State to Robert Corn Court on Wednesday 

night. The gameplan for the Lions, keep a strug- gling team struggling. NSU entered Wednes- day night’s game losers of four straight games.

NSU is ranked last in the MIAAin3-ptmakesagainst and Southern was sure to take advantage of that.

After losing the first quarter 13-11, Southern hit six shots from long range in the second quarter as they took a two point lead into the half. Southern hit nine three’s total in the first half.

Entering the fourth quar- ter Southern had increased their lead to six. In the fourth quarter, Southern allowed a season low eight points. Southern would 

finish off NSU 74-53 as they tied the record for three’s made in a game with 14.

Six different players hit three’s for the Lions. Southern will be back in action tomorrow against the 17-1 No.10 ranked Central Oklahoma Bron- cos. Tip-off from Robert Corn Court is set for 1p.m.