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Senior Missy Whitney posted 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday as Southeast captured a 91-60 win at Central Arkansas (Pat Young)
 
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Redhawks Post 91-60 Blowout Win at Central Arkansas in Road Opener

Nov. 17, 2007

Box Score

CONWAY, Ark. - Senior center Missy Whitney tallied a game-high 19 points and eight rebounds to lead six players in double figures as Southeast Missouri State women's basketball captured its 2007-08 road opener with a 91-60 win over host Central Arkansas at the Farris Center. The Redhawks improved to 3-0 on the year, while the Sugar Bears dropped their record to 0-3.

The Redhawks used suffocating defensive pressure to post a commanding 36-13 run in a 12-plus minute span which turned a slim 13-12 advantage into a 49-25 halftime lead. During the half, Southeast produced 23 points off 16 UCA turnovers in addition to shooting 51 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free-throw line.

In the second half, the visitors continued where it left off as it tallied a 30-10 scoring drive over 11:51 to post a 77-37 lead that culminated with a jumper from freshman guard Lauren Sharpe (Tipp City, Ohio/Tippecanoe). Back-to-back layups from senior guard Ashley Lovelady (Elkhart, Ind./Moberly Area CC) in a 40-second span later gave Southeast its biggest lead at 81-37 with 7:05 remaining. The closest that the Sugar Bears could get to was 29 points the rest of the way.

Lovelady finished the game with 13 points, while junior guard Tierra Johnson (Poplar Bluff, Mo./Three Rivers CC) added 12 points and junior guard Sonya Daugherty (St. Louis, Mo./Hancock) posted 11 points Junior forward Crysta Glenn (San Diego, Calif./Cowley County CC) and Sharpe each recorded 10 points for the Redhawks. Eleven of the 13 players for Southeast ended up scoring in the game.

The Sugar Bears were led by freshman Kia Lee's 13 points and five rebounds, while fellow freshman Jamye Adair contributed 11 points, three blocks and three steals.

Southeast returns to the Show Me Center on Tuesday, Nov. 20 for a non-conference contest against Cumberland (Tenn.) with a start time of 5 p.m.

 
 

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