Emily Somerville Scores Game-High 17 Points at Siena Heights

Emily Somerville scored a game-high 17 points at Siena Heights on Tuesday. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)
Emily Somerville scored a game-high 17 points at Siena Heights on Tuesday. (Action photo by Patrick Stewart)

ADRIAN, Mich.--Adrian struggled through a tough second quarter as host Siena Heights took advantage en route to a 66-36 non-conference women's basketball win over the Bulldogs in a crosstown showdown on Tuesday evening. 

THE BASICS
Final Score: Siena Heights University 66, Adrian College 36

Location: Fred Smith Court at SHU Saints Field House; Adrian, Mich.

Records: Siena Heights Saints 4-2 overall, 0-0 WHAC; Adrian Bulldogs 3-2 overall, 0-0 MIAA

TOP 'DAWGS
= Junior Emily Somerville scored a game-high 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting from the floor, including five treys.

= Sophomore Sha'Trice Graves and Somerville led the team with four rebounds apiece.

= Senior Katie Crawford (5 points) had two steals as did sophomore Rachel Bucher.

THE OPPOSITION
= Kiana Votava tallied a team-best 14 points on 6-for-9 field goal shooting, plus five rebounds and four steals.

= Anaya Powell had a game-high five assists.

= Alyssa Larson and Haley Hoffman came off the bench to net 11 and 10 points, respectively.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Adrian missed all four field goal attempts and committed 13 turnovers in the second quarter, when the Saints capitalized to net 18 points to build a 30-9 halftime lead.

= Siena Heights outrebounded Adrian 40-29, led by Sharmaine Wills (6 points) who had a game-best nine rebounds and Demi Russell (8), six.

= The Saints turned 22 Adrian turnovers into 22 points.

= The Bulldogs shot only 28.6 percent (12-42) from the field for the night.

= Somerville tried to jumpstart a comeback in the second half by scoring nine of Adrian's next 11 points, but the hill was too steep to climb.

= SHU held Adrian scoreless for over 12 minutes, lasting from 1:44 left in the first quarter until Bucher started the third quarter scoring with a pair of free throws at 9:38.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= SHU is a NAIA-scholarship program affiliated with the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

= The all-time series is tied at 24 wins apiece, as SHU has won the last 10 meetings.

= The 36 points are the fewest that the Bulldogs have ever scored against the Saints.

= Siena Heights established its largest margin of victory in the series, eclipsing a 29-point win back on Feb. 12, 1994, 83-54 at SHU.

UP NEXT
= The Bulldogs will look to feast on Penn State-Behrend post-Thanksgiving at home on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center.

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