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Colonels Down Methodist 59-47 in Holiday Inn Classic

Colonels Down Methodist 59-47 in Holiday Inn Classic

ATLANTA (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre women's basketball team collected a 59-47 victory over Methodist on Sunday afternoon in the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Classic hosted by Oglethorpe. The Colonels boost their record to 3-7 with the triumph, while the Monarchs drop to 2-8 on the season.

With the score knotted at 8-8 late in the opening quarter, Centre used an 8-0 run into the second period capped by a jumper by sophomore forward Abigail Stewart (LaGrange, Ky.) to gain a 16-8 lead.

Methodist responded with a 10-3 surge to shrink the Colonels' advantage to just one point at 19-18 midway through the stanza, when Centre closed the first half on a 17-4 spurt to take a 36-22 lead into the locker room.

Five different Colonels scored during the run led by four points apiece from Stewart, senior guard Caroline Andreassen (Kenosha, Wis.) and junior guard Olivia Schad (Cincinnati, Ohio).

Centre outscored the Monarchs 22-14 in the second quarter.

In the third period, the Colonels built their advantage to as many as 15 points at 43-28 when sophomore forward Lauren Moore (Milton, Ky.) knocked down a jump shot with 4:36 to play in the quarter.

Centre did not allow Methodist to come within less than 10 points for the remainder of the contest, as the Colonels snapped a two-game skid with the non-conference victory.

Andreassen scored a game-high 14 points in the game, connecting on 4-of-8 field goals, including 3-of-4 shots from behind the arc to go with 3-of-6 free throws in the win.

Schad finished with seven markers, three assists and a career-high 10 rebounds for Centre, while sophomore forward Cheyenne Bunner (Mars Hill, N.C.) chipped in eight points and eight rebounds off the bench.

Sophomore guard Paige Kellam (Hebron, Ky.) added eight points, three assists and a pair of steals for the Colonels, and Moore contributed five points and nine rebounds.

Jalisia Campbell paced Methodist with 12 points and seven rebounds in the losing effort.

Centre shot 35.1 percent (20-of-57) from the field, 37.5 percent (3-of-8) from downtown and 53.3 percent (16-of-30) from the charity stripe in the win.  

The Colonels held advantages of 50-36 in rebounds, 11-7 in assists, 12-5 in second chance points and 28-9 in bench points.

Centre returns to action on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Bluffton McDonald's Holiday Tournament against the host Beavers at 7 p.m. ET.