Jade Giron (pictured) and Paige Kelley recorded a double-double each in the Scots’ AMC Championship Quarterfinals win over William Woods
Jade Giron (12 points, 12 rebounds) and Paige Kelley (11 points, 11 rebounds) recorded a double-double each, while Mari-Hanna Newsom scored a game-high 15 points as the top-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team defeated No. 8-seed William Woods, 58-45, in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference Championship on Wednesday night at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon improved to 11-1 on the year with the win and will host No. 4-seed Missouri Baptist in the semifinals of the AMC Championship on Friday night at 7 p.m.
Lyon led, 16-12, over William Woods after the first quarter as the freshmen duo of Kelley and Newsom combined for 13 of the Scots’ 16 points in the period.
William Woods pulled back within a point early in the second quarter before a pair of free throws by Kelley and back-to-back three-pointers by Newsom and Giron pushed the Scots lead to nine, 28-19, with 3:56 left in the period. The Owls responded with a quick 6-0 run of their own before Katie Turner and Giron scored a layup each to give the Scots a 32-25 lead at the half.
The Scots began to distance themselves from the Owls in the third quarter as a layup by Newsom gave the Scots a 42-27 lead with 5:39 left in the period. WWU answered back with a three before the two teams were held scoreless for a four-minute stretch before a bucket by Giron gave Lyon a 44-30 lead after the third quarter.
Lyon extended its lead to as many as 21 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter as they carried a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Article by Matt Jagodzinski, Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications
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