Johnson and Morris Power Women's Basketball Past Host St. Mary's College, 67-56

Johnson and Morris Power Women's Basketball Past Host St. Mary's College, 67-56

NOTRE DAME, Ind.--Freshman Sadia Johnson notched her third-straight 20-point effort, and sophomore Ashley Morris added 17, to lead visiting Adrian College to a 67-56 victory Wednesday over Saint Mary's College in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball action. 

THE BASICS
  • Final Score: Adrian 67, Saint Mary's 56
  • Location: Notre Dame, Ind. (Angela Athletic Facility)
  • Records: Adrian Bulldogs 12-8 overall, 7-5 MIAA ; St. Mary's Belles 1-19 overall, 0-12 MIAA
TOP 'DAWGS
  • Johnson scored a team-best 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting, including a pair of treys. She also had four rebounds.
  • Morris made 5 of 11 field goal attempts and went 7-for-11 at the free throw line. She also led Adrian with eight rebounds and three assists.
  • Freshman Angelina Goosby contributed eight points (4-6 FGs), five rebounds, two steals and two assists.
THE OPPOSITION
  • Gabby Diamond pumped in a game-high 21 points and she grabbed eight rebounds.
  • Kelsey Ronan led all student-athletes with 10 rebounds.
  • Ally Steve chipped in 11 points.
  • Erin Maloney had a nice statline of eight points as well as game highs of five assists, three steals and two blocked shots.
HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Adrian also enjoyed a sizeable advantage on the glass, outrebounding SMC 46 to 33. With 18 offensive rebounds, the Bulldogs cashed-in on 18 second-chance points (Belles, 8).
  • The visitors held the lead for most of the evening as the teams combined for just one tie and two lead changes.
  • Adrian took a 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended it to 18-12 after a Morris traditional 3-point play with 8 minutes, 46 seconds left in the second.
  • The Belles went on a 7-0 run capped by Steve's 3ball to give them their only lead of the contest at 19-18 at the 6:15 mark.
  • Junior Mariah Jackson's jumper two possessions later gave the Bulldogs back the lead for good, sparking a 10-4 run to end the first half. Adrian led 30-23 at the intermission.
  • Adrian stayed at least one possession ahead in the second half.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • The Bulldogs have won three games in a row and five of their last six outings.
  •  Johnson, who has scored 21-22-and-20 points in her last three games, is averaging a MIAA-third-leading 15.9 points per game. She leads all conference freshmen in scoring.
  • The Bulldogs eclipse their win total of last season (11-13 overall) with four to play in the regular season.
  • Adrian has won the last 10 meetings versus Saint Mary's and now lead the all-time series, 27-16.

NEXT UP

  • Adrian concludes a three-game MIAA road swing on Saturday (3 p.m.) at Albion College. 
  • The Britons (8-4) hold the fourth-and-final spot for the MIAA Tournament--just one game over Adrian.
  • Albion won 75-70 in Adrian back on Jan. 4.  
  • Live stats. Video feed to be determined.
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