KWC has great balance in 104-47 win

Nov. 16—Kentucky Wesleyan College hit the century mark with 1:20 left on the way to a 104-47 women's basketball win over Simmons College on Wednesday at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

As has been its pattern the last few years, scoring balance marked this matchup. KWC went to 2-1 on the season.

Shaylee McDonald led KWC with 18 points (7-of-11 field goals, 4-of-7 on 3s). Sydnee Richetto and Myah Montgomery each scored 14 points. Richetto made all six of her free throws.

Corina Conley and Jordan Gillies each scored 13 points.

"That's what we're looking for, the way we play, the style we want to play, said Nicole Nieman, KWC's co-head women's coach. "Our players are into it, they're into anybody having their night. It's nice to see so many in double figures. It was nice to see different players find their opportunities as well."

This game was great for KWC to get some reserve players in the game, and a lot of them contributed.

"Everybody had been working hard since we started at the end of August," Nicole Nieman said. "To be able to get some of those players in, especially some of the local kids, to get them in at a home game, for them to get some experience also helps."

KWC was sharp from the free throw line, making 21 of 23. For the game KWC was 36-of-74 from the floor for 48.6%. KWC made 11-of-34 from 3-point range for 32.4%.

KWC started the game off cold, going 5-of-18 from the floor and 3-of-11 from 3, not breaking 28% in either category.

"Offensively in the first half probably a lot of this was us being here, our third day on our court all season," Nicole Nieman said. "Offensively we were fine. Defensively we struggled in some different areas.

"The players were into everything, they were wanting to fix things, wanting to find solutions. I was very pleased with where they were mentally, how they were going about what they were trying to do."

KWC was up 75-37 after three quarters, and had a 51-21 lead at halftime.

Simmons went 0-2 against Owensboro college teams. Brescia had beaten Simmons 66-61.

KWC went 1-1 in the Midwest Region crossover last weekend in Nashville, Tenn. Drury beat KWC 78-65 on Friday, but KWC beat Southwest Baptist 81-55 on Saturday.

"This weekend we were happy with the way we played, especially as new as we are, as young as we are, we only have four returners with any kind of experience," Nicole Nieman said. "We felt like our effort was spot on. We missed some shots Friday, then Saturday we came out and got after them. We were satisfied with our work ethic, things we can control."


Seay 14, Gray 12, Defoor 11, Cannon 4, Girton 4, Reed 2.


McDonald 18, Richetto 14, Montgomery 14, Gillies 13, Conley 13, Barga 10, Ralph 9, Hoosier 5, Torres 5, Risley 3.