Mustangs Cruise Past Apprentice in Eastern Mennonite Tournament

Mustangs Cruise Past Apprentice in Eastern Mennonite Tournament

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Stevenson women's basketball team opened the Eastern Mennonite tournament with a 91-56 win over The Apprentice School Friday night. Freshmen Karleigh Leo and Morgan Pennick each finished with season highs, scoring 14 and 11 points, respectively.

  • Stevenson (2-0) opened up a a 6-2 lead just over three minutes into the game after two Pennick free throws.
  • Apprentice (0-1) was able to close the gap the Mustangs created with a Brittney Jones layup that cut the Stevenson lead to three, 13-10, with 2:44 left.
  • The Mustangs scored the final 12 points of the first quarter in two and half minutes, with two Pennick free throws with 11 seconds left making it 25-10.

  • The Mustangs continued to hold off the Builders for over two minutes into the second half, extending the lead to 30-10 on an Olivia Coleman basket.
  • Two Alexis Wethington free throws at 8:08 stopped the Mustang run.
  • Five straight points from the Mustangs capped by a Hannah Crist three gave the Mustangs a 40-22 lead over the Builders with 32 seconds left in the half.

  • Brandi Hall opens the second half with layup placing the Mustangs on top 42-22 at the 9:19 mark.
  • The Builders scored the next six points in the game making it a 50-30 game with 7:06 on the clock.
  • Three Leo free throws to close out the quarter upped the lead to 73-37 as the Mustangs closed the half on a 13-5 run.

  • Apprentice held Stevenson scoreless for the first three minutes of the quarter, with the Builders posting six straight points.
  • With 2:09 left in the game, the Mustangs posted the final four points of the game capped by a Sara Warthen three with 34 seconds left to play.

  • Stevenson trailed just once for 25 seconds early in the first quarter.
  • Stevenson shot 40.8% overall while Apprentice shot 28.4%.
  • The Mustangs knocked down 11 three-pointers, going 11-35, while Apprentice went 4-18 behind the arc.
  • Stevenson held a commanding 60-36 rebound advantage.
  • Coleman tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season while also blocking four shots.
  • Crist finished with 15 points and four assists, going 3-6 behind the arc.
  • Leo knocked down three three-pointers and was 4-10 overall from the floor.
  • Pennick went 7-7 at the free throw line.

  • Stevenson takes on Southern Virginia Saturday at 1 pm in the second round of the Eastern Mennonite Tournament.