(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Sophomore guard Devin Beasley (Burlington, Ky./Conner) scored a career-high 11 points and freshman forward Jenny Burgoyne (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) scored a career-high-tying 13 to lead the Thomas More College women's basketball team to a 71-43 win over Westminster College today (Saturday, January 7, 2012) in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
With the win, the Saints improve to 10-3 overall and remain undefeated in the PAC at 6-0. With the loss, the Titans fall to 2-10 overall and 2-4 in the PAC.
Thomas More took an early 16-4 lead when Beasley made a lay-up with 12:14 to play in the first half. Westminster answered with a 9-4 run to cut the lead to 20-13 with 9:00 to play in the opening half when Jenna Grandy made a three-pointer. The Saints responded with a 12-2 run capped by a Burgoyne three-pointer with 2:47 to play in the half to extend the lead to 32-15. The Titans closed out the half on a 5-2 run to cut the lead to 34-20 at halftime when Danielle Gilmore made a lay-up at the buzzer.
The Saints opened the second half on a 34-14 run to take their biggest lead of the game at 68-34 when sophomore forward Moriah Corey (Louisville, Ky./Butler) made a jumper with 3:39 to play in the game. Westminster closed out the game on a 9-3 run, but it wasn't enough as Thomas More went on to the 71-43 victory.
Freshman forward Kelli Dixon (Walton, Ky./Walton-Verona) joined Beasley and Burgoyne in double-figure scoring as she finished with 10 points. Junior guard/forward Lauren Hargett (Verona, Ky./Walton-Verona) led the Saints on the boards with a career-high six rebounds, while Beasley led the team in assists with seven and sophomore guard Katie Kitchen (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) led the team in steals with four.
Thomas More returns to action on Wednesday (January 11) when its hosts fellow PAC co-leader Waynesburg University at 5:30 p.m. at the Connor Convocation Center.