Frankfort, Ky. – Shawnee State women's basketball opened the Mid-South Conference Tournament in style on Thursday afternoon, cruising past #8 seed Life 118-42.
The Bears would start the game on a 14-0 run and would never trail. Shawnee State out-scored Life by double digits in every quarter, easily dispatching of the Running Eagles to advance to the tournament semifinals. The 76-point margin of victory was the largest for Shawnee State against a NAIA opponent this season.
Jen Arnzen (SR/Portsmouth, Ohio) rode a hot-shooting second half to lead the Bears with 23 points. Shania Massie (SO/Greenfield, Ohio) added 19 points, and Jonessa Moore (SR/Cincinnati, Ohio) had 16. Brandie Snow (FR/Hartville, Ohio), who was named MSC Freshman of the Year last night, scored 11 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out seven assists. Hannah Miller (SO/Coal Grove, Ohio) added 13 points and Lydia Poe (SO/Jackson, Ohio) had 12.
Damiya Montgomery had 13 points to lead Life in scoring. Tierra Lindsey added 11 points for the Running Eagles.
With the win, Shawnee State improves to 29-2 on the season. Life ends their season with a record of 6-25.
The Bears will now advance to the Mid-South Conference Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon, where they will play either #4 seed Pikeville or #5 seed Georgetown. Tipoff for Saturday is set for 2:00pm.