Clinton, S.C. – A 16-2 Longwood run over the first five minutes of the fourth quarter doomed a short-handed Blue Hose squad on Saturday afternoon as the Lancers picked up the 75-60 win inside the Templeton Center. Cortney Storey led a group of four Blue Hose players to score in double figures with 14 points, six assists and two steals.
Player of the Game
Storey hit all of her averages in the contest with 14 points, six assists and two steals. Janie Miles contributed 13 points, seven rebounds and an assist while Ericka Blackwell-Boyden had 12 points and Kacie Hall with 11.
Stat of the Game
The Lancers finished the two games against PC shooting 55.0 percent (55-100).
The Blue Hose started out fast jumping out to an 8-2 lead causing a Longwood timeout less than three minutes into the game. Longwood and PC went back and forth over the next five minute of game time. With PC up 19-13 and 2:42 to play in the first quarter Longwood finished the period on a 10-0 run and led 23-19. Both teams shot over 70 percent in the first quarter but the Lancers turned up the pressure and forced the Blue Hose into a few turnovers.
Presbyterian opened up the second quarter on a 11-3 run capped off with back to back three-pointers from Hall to put the Blue Hose ahead 30-26 and forced a Longwood timeout. The rest of the half went back and forth and PC went into the intermission with a four-point lead at 38-34.
Neither team found any separation in the third quarter as they tied 15-15 in the period. Longwood started the fourth quarter on a 16-2 run to took a 65-55 lead with 4:23 to play and it was able to hold on down the stretch. The Lancers finished with a 50-22 advantage in points in the paint.
For the Record
The Blue Hose move to 8-15 overall and 5-7 in the Big South while Longwood improves to 4-19, 2-10 in the Big South.
Storey recorded her ninth straight game with at least five assists and now has multiple steals in nine of the 12 Big South games.
Blackwell-Boyden had her second double-digit effort of the season and her career as she scored 12 points.
Riley Hemm finished with a career high three assists.
Presbyterian takes to the road for a showdown with the Campbell Camels on Tuesday night. The Blue Hose lead the series 8-6 all-time and won the first meeting 65-59 in the Templeton Center on January 13.