Haddox Scores Career High In Victory Over Lady Highlanders
Athletic News - Basketball(W)
The Westminster Lady Blue Jays started the game against the MacMurray Highlanders with a 13-0 run in their 66-48 win Saturday afternoon. The win advances the Blue Jays win streak to four games, and moves their SLIAC record to 9-1. The Blue Jays overall record is now 10-9.
After letting the Highlanders take a 4-2 lead just three minutes into the game, the Blue Jays jumped on a 13-0 run to bring the Blue Jays up by 11 with 11:03 left in the first half.
The Blue Jays held a steady nine point lead, and headed into halftime up 34-21. Mackenzie Haddox
(Washington, Mo. /St. Francis Borgia Regional) came out of halftime and drained a jumper and a three pointer to bring the Blue Jay an 18 point lead. The Highlanders followed it with a 10-0 run to bring them within eight points (39-31) with 15:40 left to play.
The Blue Jays answered back with a 15-0 run in a five minute span (54-31).
A jumper by Kenna Cornelson
(Oklahoma City, Okla. /Casady) brought the Blue Jays a 26 point lead with 8:17 left to go in the game.
The Highlanders chipped away at the lead, but the Blue Jays held their ground and won 66-48.
The Blue Jays shot 53% from the field and drained 47% from beyond the arc. Leading the Blue Jays was Haddox
with 24 points. Haddox
scored her career high, going 8-11 from the field and draining 5-5 from the foul line. Talisha Washington
(Fulton, Mo. /Fulton) chipped in 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Cornelson
and Danielle Williams
(Waynesville, Mo. /Waynesville)dished five and four assists, respectively. Leigh Ann Lutz
(California, Mo. /California) grabbed four steals.
The Blue Jays head to St. Louis, Missouri Wednesday to take on SLIAC’s number three seed, Webster University.