JACKSON, Miss. - Sewanee women's basketball takes down Millsaps in a Southern Athletic Association (SAA) road contest Friday night inside the Hangar Dome, 77-72.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (8-12, 3-7) 77, Millsaps (7-14, 4-6) 72
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Both teams competed in a see-saw battle for the majority of the game. Sewanee led by one, 37-36 at the break.
-Sewanee maintained the lead with a 19-14 third quarter, leading 56-50 headed into the fourth quarter.
-In the fourth quarter, the Majors used a 13-3 run to take the lead, 65-63, with 3:20 left in regulation.
-The teams would trade possessions until the 52-second mark. Tied at 71, Braxton Thomas of Millsaps netted one out of two free throws to put the Majors up 72-71.
-On the next possession, Allison Hitchcock drained a key three-pointer to put the lead back in favor of the good guys, 74-72, with 44 seconds left.
-Thanks to free throws by Bella Bombassi, the Tigers sealed the win over the Majors.
-The Sewanee women's basketball program snapped a six-game losing streak to Millsaps on the road, with their last win coming on Jan. 29, 2010, 92-80.
-It's the first win for the women's program against Millsaps in the SAA-era.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Hannah McCormack inched closer to the 1,000-point mark in her career with a 25-point performance on 9-of-18 shooting and 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Going into Sunday's game at Birmingham-Southern, the senior is 18 points away from becoming the 15th Sewanee women's basketball player all-time to 1,000 career points. McCormack also added eight boards.
-Bella Taylor dropped 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. The junior added eight rebounds and four assists.
-Allison Hitchcock drained 19 points to tie a career high for the sophomore.
MILLSAPS KEY STATISTICS
-Dia Fortenberry led the Majors with 19 points, while Rebecca Harris added 13.
Sewanee will wrap up the weekend road trip with Birmingham-Southern. Tip is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.