Truman Storms Past Saints 87-83

Five players scored in double figures and the Bulldog Women's Basketball team tallied their fifth straight victory in an 87-73 win on Saturday afternoon on the road.

Courtney Straight and
Amy Briggs

were the stars in the first half as the duo combine for 28 of the 38 points. Strait had five of her 15 points during a three minute span in which Truman took control from a one-point lead out to an 11-point lead with a 12-2 run midway through the period.

Strait had a personal 5-0 run to jump the lead out to 13 just before the halftime break.

After the Saints closed to within six on a three-pointer by Jordynn Martin,
Allie Norton

hit from downtown to answer then again in Truman's next possession to push the margin to 10. Norton had 14 of her game-high 17 points in the second half with
Nicole Gloor

scoring 12 of her 16 in the final 20 minutes as well.

Truman led by as many as 18 points while shooting 46% for the game, 40% (10-of-25) from three and 78% (25-of-32) from the foul line. The Bulldogs also dominated the boards again winning the rebounding battle 38-27 and a 15-3 margin on second chance points.

Bianca Szafarowicz

was the fifth player for Truman in double-figures with 11 points and
Michalina Tomczak

pulled down a team high nine rebounds.

Shelby Miller led all scorers with 27 points for the Saints however Truman kept Alex Hillyer in check. Hillyer tallied 23 in Maryville's game against Quincy on Thursday but left Saturday's game scoreless after fouling out, turning the ball over four times in just 12 minutes.

The Bulldogs return to action next weekend with a road trip to Kansas City. Truman will play at Rockhurst (Mo.) on Thursday night and will then play at William Jewell on Saturday afternoon.

Courtesy: Truman State University