SCAC Women's Basketball Recap - Week 6

SCAC Women's Basketball Recap - Week 6

Complete Release

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- After a quiet week the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball schedule picked back up in week six with eight teams taking the court.

Texas Lutheran (6-5, 2-0) earned a pair of conference wins over Johnson & Wales (0-8, 0-3) and Colorado College. Against the Wildcats, the Bulldogs shared the ball well involving 14 different scorers. During the two-game stretch, TLU was led by sophomore forward Abby Hroch who averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds. 

Despite its loss, Colorado College (5-6, 2-1) managed to improve to 2-1 in conference play with an 80-62 victory over Southwestern. All five Tiger starters along with freshman guard Izzy Strigel, who came off the bench, tallied double-digit point totals against the Pirates. McKenzee Gertz recorded another impressive week for the Tigers after posting her third double-double of the season against Texas Lutheran. The sophomore guard averaged 19.0 points per game – which led the league last week - and added 9.0 rebounds per game. 

Southwestern (2-9, 1-1) also snagged an 88-45 conference victory over Johnson & Wales. Sophomore forward Noel Pratts led the charge with a 23-point performance for the Pirates the win. Against the Colorado College, junior center Cecily Woolfolk added her fourth double-double of the season.

In non-conference action, Austin College (7-1, 0-0) extended its win streak to three with victories over Hardin-Simmons and Hendrix. Junior guard Ann Savage led the Roos' with 15.5 points and 5.0 assists per game. Savage also led the league in three-point shooting over the week, making eight of her ten from behind the arc. 

Centenary (2-6, 0-0) defeated LeTourneau 65-62 for its second win of the season. Several Ladies contributed double-digit points in the contest including sophomore forward Bre Frierson who came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points while shooting 66.7 percent from the field. 

Trinity (5-2, 0-0) split its weekend series, winning against Augsburg but falling to third-ranked St. Thomas (Minn.). In Saturday’s win, the Tigers were paced by junior forward Abby Holland who collected 12 points and eight rebounds.

SCAC conference play continues on Tuesday when Centenary, Austin College and Texas Lutheran host Dallas, Trinity and Schreiner, respectively.

This Week's Leaders:

Points/game (19.0): McKenzee Gertz, Colorado College
Rebounds/game (12.0): Bryce Frank, Austin College
Assists/game (7.5): Casey Torbet, Colorado College
Steals/game (2.6): Faith Starnes, Dallas
Blocks/game (3.0): Bryce Frank, Austin College; Ethany Cosby, Centenary 
*FG percentage (69.2): Emily Daniel, Trinity (9-13); Tori Carraway, Southwestern (9-13); Ann Savage, Austin College (9-13)
+FT percentage (100.0): Katey Guzman, Johnson & Wales (6-6)
#3FG percentage (80.0): Ann Savage, Austin College (8-10)

*minimum of 4 FGs made per game
+minimum of 2.5 FTs made per game
#minimum of 1.5 3FGs made per game

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
Thu. 13 Austin College 62 Hardin-Simmons 48 Final
Fri. 14 JWU (Denver) * 40 Texas Lutheran 74 Final
  Hendrix 64 Dallas 45 Final
Sat. 15 JWU (Denver) * 45 Southwestern (Tex.) 88 Final
  Trinity (Tex.) 59 Augsburg 55 Final
  LeTourneau 62 Centenary (La.) 65 Final
  Hendrix 46 Austin College 87 Final
  Colorado College * 66 Texas Lutheran 76 Final
Sun. 16 Trinity (Tex.) 50 St. Thomas (Minn.) 92 Final
  Colorado College * 80 Southwestern (Tex.) 62 Final
* Conference

SCAC Basketball Media Days
November 8, 2018 SCAC Basketball Media Days