NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Five Ladyjacks finished in double figures and SFA hit a season-high 12 three-pointers in blowing past Houston Baptist, 95-53, in the opening game of a five-game homestand on Tuesday at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
SFA (3-8) hit 10 triples in the first half alone, with senior Decreasha Goodner leading the way with a career high five threes for the game and tied another career high with 21 points. Ta more, along with a career high nine assists, and Chantol Drennan picked up her second career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Courtney Conwright also finished with 15 points and Sha Turner had 13 points and eight boards off the bench as SFA outscored the Huskies (2-11) 26-5 in second-chance points.
Three Ladyjacks finished with at least eight rebounds and four had at least four assists, and defensively SFA was stout as well, holding the Huskies to just 35.8 percent shooting, including 2-for-10 from three-point range. The 53 points allowed by the SFA defense was a season low.
The issue was never in question after SFA got three-point buckets from Conwright, Marion and Goodner in canning its first five threes of the game to open up a commanding 20-3 lead in the first five minutes of the contest. The Ladyjacks never trailed, lead ts late in the contest to pick up their third win over HBU in the last three seasons.
The Ladyjacks equaled a season high in the first half alone, hitting 10 of their 19 three-point attempts in building a comfortable 53-26 lead at the break. Goodner canned all four of her attempts from behind the arc and Marion poured in 15 points with five assists, while Drennan had eight of her 12 rebounds in the first 20 minutes. In all, SFA had assists on 13 of their 19 made baskets in the first half.
Buckets from Goodner and Jordan Ford helped spark a quick 7-2 run to open the second half for SFA as the Ladyjacks never looked back. SFA shot just 2-10 from behind the arc in the second half, but still finished at a 48.6 mark from the field for the night, its second-best shooting output of the season.