No. 19 Lander Stops Pirates, 98-48
GREENWOOD, S.C. - The No. 19-ranked Lander University women's basketball team forced 35 turnovers from visiting Armstrong Atlantic State University, remaining unbeaten in Peach Belt play with a 98-48 victory on Wednesday evening in Greenwood, S.C.
The Bearcats (16-3, 11-0 PBC) ran their win streak to 10 with the victory, while Armstrong (12-8, 6-6 PBC) saw its modest two-game road winning streak snapped by Lander.
Lander placed four players in double figures, led by Jasmine Judge's deadly night from beyond the arc as she canned 8-of-12 three-pointers en route to a game-high 27 points. Brittni Johnson added 15 points, while Ciara Lyons and Mukia Myrick added 12 points apiece.
Armstrong was led by sophomore Mauri Wells' nation-leading 16th double-double of the year with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Wells hit 9-of-12 shots from the floor, including both of her three-point attempts, en route to her highest point total of the season. Junior D.D. Gipson added 11 points off the bench for the Pirates.
The Bearcats used the turnover advantage to take 32 more shots than the Pirates, converting on 37-of-76 field goals for 48.7 percent. Armstrong shot 20-of-44 shots from the floor for 45.5 percent.
The Pirates return to action on Saturday, February 4, facing its second consecutive nationally-ranked opponent by taking on No. 16 USC Aiken at 5:30 p.m. at Alumni Arena. As a part of the Pirates' 35th Anniversary of Women's Athletics, all former female student-athletes will be recognized at halftime of the contest beween Armstrong and USC Aiken.