Pomeroys hold off Principia with win
Nov. 26, 2013
Clinton, Ind. – Five Pomeroys scored in double-figures and SMWC held off a late charge by Principia College to win their fourth game of the season, 70-64 on Tuesday night.
In the first half, the Pomeroys and Panthers struggled to make shots early. Midway through the half, the Pomeroys would begin to hit their shots and took an 18-8 advantage. The Panthers would respond, going on a 9-0 run of their own and took the lead (23-20) minutes later. With approximately 6 minutes to go in the half, Pomeroy guard Mikayla Metheny went down with an ankle injury and did not return to the game. SMWC would continue to knock down shots for the remainder of the half and went into the locker room with a 43-36 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Pomeroys would never relinquish the lead. SMWC kept Principia at bay for much of the half, leading by as many as 11 points (63-52) towards the latter stages of the game. Things got interesting with less than five minutes to go as Principia would cut the lead down to three points. However, a key three-point basket by Mikayla Kinneer with less than two minutes remaining put the Pomeroys up by six points. It was enough as Principia was forced to foul and was unable to knock down shots to complete a comeback.
SMWC was led by Alaura McKemie who had a game-high 14 points. She also picked up 6 steals on the night. Also in double-figures were Hailee Rittinger (13 pts.), Chelsea Weaver (12 pts.), Ja’Breena Gardner (10 pts.), and Kennedy Nelson (10 pts.). Gardner led the Pomeroys in rebounds (8) and steals (7). Rittinger also had a game-high 4 blocks for SMWC. (read more)
Dec. 4, Basketball vs. RHIT, L, 54-74
Nov. 26, Basketball vs. Principia, W, 70-64
Nov. 24, Hunt Seat show hosted by SMWC, High Point Team
Nov. 23, Hunt Seat Show hosted by SMWC, 3rd Place
Nov. 23, Basketball vs Fontbonne, L, 57-108
Nov. 20, Basketball @ Brescia University, W, 105-103
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