Women's Basketball Pounds Prairie View 85-37
Nov. 29, 2003
Corpus Christi, Tex. - After losing a disappointing game last night to Bowling Green the Otahkians came out recharged and ready to win. Southeast (2-3) blew away Prairie View (2-2) by a margin of 47-points, to finish with a final score 85-38.
Prairie View began the scoring as Natasha Adams drained a free throw to put PVAMU up 1-0. Senior Sarah Costello answered back, making her first free throw to the game one all. Then it was freshman Jessica Aebi making the fast-break lay-up and converting it to three-point play drawing the foul and draining the extra point.
Next it was guard Kenja White with the fast break lay-up off a beautiful assist from teammate Carina Souza, starting an Otahkians 9-point unanswered drive. Costello followed up the play with a steal at half court and drew the foul on the lay-up. At the line she drained both free throws. Southeast stretched its lead to13-5 before the Lady Panthers answered back with a jumper.
The squad went on multiple runs throughout the half, with the largest being a 13-point unanswered run, which saw them stretch the lead from 25-10 to 38-10. Finishing out the first half, junior Miah Shelford scored four points in the paint. The first came of a perfect backdoor cut and assist from Tiffanne Ryan. With Shelford's four points, the Otahkians went into the locker room with their largest lead of the half, 31-points, 45-14.
The Otahkian squad played amazing defense as they forced the Lady Panthers to commit 16 early turnovers. Southeast also out shot their opponent shooting 53.3 percent from the field, while PVAMU only shot 17.9 percent from the field. Leading the scoring at the half was senior Kenja White with ten points.
The squad came out hot again to start the second. Forward Chandra Brown scored the first two as the team then went on an eight-point run to spread the margin to 40 points. Southeast then allowed PVAMU to go on a seven-point unanswered run, but that would pretty much be the end of allowing them to score. Southeast finished the game with steal after steal to set-up multiple fast break opportunities.
With 6:44 left to go, junior Miah Shelford recorded a double double bringing down her tenth rebound. She closed out the game with a season-high in both points and rebounds, with 12 and 11 respectively.
The Otahkians were led in scoring by senior Kenja White for the second straight night as she racked up 21 points for a season high. Following White was Sarah Costello also scoring a season-high, 15 points, as she shot 7-for-9 from the line and also led the team in assists with five. Sami Jo Cotton drained eight, while Yashika Sidbury and Jessica Aebi had seven a piece. The rest of the scoring was spread across the team as everyone scored.
Under the boards, Carina Souza and Miah Shelford dominated as they both brought down 11 a piece. Souza also came up big on defense with two blocks, while Costello, Ryan, and White each had two steals.
As a team, the Otahkians played amazing defense as they forced 31 turnovers and barely allowed PVAMU to set-up their offense. The squad also brought down a season high 56 rebounds, while out shooting the Lady Panthers, 47.1 percent to 21.4 percent. Southeast dominated in the paint as they scored 46 in the paint, compared to PVAMU's six.
Southeast will return home to host Southern Arkansas on December 6. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m. at the Show Me Center.