Kim Earns Triple-Double as Tigers Rout Wesleyan, 81-55

Kim Earns Triple-Double as Tigers Rout Wesleyan, 81-55

SEWANEE, Tenn. - Led by Sue Kim's triple-double, the Sewanee women's basketball team rolled to an 81-55 win over Wesleyan College (Ga.) Tuesday afternoon inside Juhan Gymnasium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (4-6) 81, Wesleyan (Ga.) (1-5) 55
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee forced 12 first half turnovers that led to 18 points. For the contest, the team forced 27 Wesleyan turnovers for 36 points.

-Leading 44-29 at intermission, the Tigers went on a 18-4 run in a 5:38 span to push the lead to 29, the largest of the game at that point.

-Sewanee made the margin as high as 31 points late in the fourth quarter.

-The Tigers finished the contest shooting 47.8 percent (32-of-67) from the field, and they outrebounded the competition 45-29 in the win, with 16 offensive rebounds, surpassing their previous season-best of 15 at LaGrange on Nov. 22. The 45 total rebounds is also a season-best.

NOTABLES
-The Purple and Gold's 23 assists is the most in a regulation game this season, missing their season high of 25 set last Saturday against Covenant.

-The 26-point margin of victory is the highest for the Tigers since Nov. 24, 2015, when they had a 42-point victory against Agnes Scott (Ga.).

QUOTABLE
Head Coach Tracey Braden on today's win
Today was a great team win for us. It's always nice to get to see everybody get in the game and being able to contribute on the floor. To see the progress of this journey of the kids working hard has been a great site to see. They are paying attention to what we are trying to teach, and we see evidence of that in the contest. Today's game puts us in a good position to get prepared for Millsaps on Friday.

Braden on Sue Kim's performance
We talked about hitting the glass hard today, and Sue did that with four offensive rebounds. She was dishing out assists like nobody's business. She has been a reliable player for us.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Sue Kim shined for the Tigers on Tuesday, recording a triple-double with 12 points on four 3-pointers, a career-best 10 rebounds, four on the offensive glass and a season-high 10 dimes. In her last three games, she has totaled 25 assists, averaging 8.3 per contest. The Knoxville, Tenn. native also dished out six steals in 33 minutes played.

-Allison Hitchcock also posted a career-best in points with 19, shooting 9-of-14 from the field.

-Hannah McCormack dropped 17 points, while Bella Taylor scored 10 points for the winners.

-Katie Roth contributed five rebounds, four assists and four points in 23 minutes off the bench.

WESLEYAN KEY STATISTICS
-Taylor Thigpen and TK Blount scored 15 points each for Wesleyan.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will step back into conference play on Friday night as they host Millsaps. Tip off from Juhan is set for 6 p.m.

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