TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—After a slow start in the first quarter, the Fontbonne University women's basketball team dominated the next three with a 106-87 win over St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The 106 points ranks second all-time in a single game.
The Griffins (9-10), shot a season-high 57.7 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Pomeryos 47-46. Raven Venegas set a new season-high with 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting.
The Pomeroys (4-14), forced 36 Griffin turnovers but had its struggles after the first quarter finishing with a 34.9 field goal percentage. The team drained 17 3-pointers. 15 players made an appearance for SMWC and Callan Taylor came off the bench to lead with 21 points, all of which came from beyond-the-arc.
In the first, the Griffins had some trouble with ball control early and that allowed the Pomeroys to take a 14-2 lead at the 5:49 mark. Fontbonne chipped away at the lead over the next three minutes and were down 15-10 on Proffer's made free throws.
From there, though the Pomeroys outscored Fontbonne 8-4 the rest of the way and led 23-14 after one quarter of play.
After committing 13 turnovers and making five shots in the first quarter, the Griffins made the necessary adjustments in the second. The team went 15-of-25 (60.0 percent) and limited themselves to just five turnovers.
Delany Jarrett made it a 33-24 advantage for the Pomeroys at the 6:28 mark, however, the Griffins went on a 12-0 run over the next two minutes to take a 36-33 lead on Chloe Loehr's 3-pointer.
SMWC went on to retake the lead at 3:05 on Paetyn Hayes' 3-pointer to make it 42-38. Fontbonne went on another impressive 9-0 run to close out the final minutes to lead by five (47-42).
The hot-shooting continued over into the third quarter. The team shot 65.2 percent from the field and totaled a season-high 36 points.
At 6:55, the Pomeroys trailed 56-50 on Kendall's made jumper. However, that'd be as close as they'd get the rest of the way with Fontbonne finishing out the quarter on a 27-8 run to lead 83-48.
In the fourth, St. Mary-Woods outscored Fontbonne 29-23, but never got to within striking distance as the Griffins went on for the 19-point win.
The team returns to action next Wednesday at home in a key conference game against Westminster. Tip-off at 5:30 p.m.
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