GEORGETOWN, Texas – Southwestern took control of the game midway through the first half and maintained it to the final buzzer, defeating Colorado College 82-58 on Friday.
The Tigers put together a run and led briefly, 11-9, six minutes into the game but a big run by Southwestern allowed the Pirates to go up by 10, 26-16, holding the Tigers scoreless for over three minutes.
Southwestern led by only nine at halftime, 34-25, despite forcing 18 Colorado College turnovers and outrebounding CC 17-14. Colorado College was hot in the first half shooting 55% from the floor while SU was 42.9%.
By six minutes into the second half Southwestern had pushed their lead to 20, 49-29, with solid offensive execution and by hitting the offensive glass.
Southwestern was never threatened as they maintained a comfortable lead the rest of the way, closing out the game for the 82-58 win.
SU shot 45.8% from the floor and was led by Jordan Owens' 16 points. Cara Sheffer added in 15 points and Chelsea Leeder 11. Danielle Davis went 9-11 from the floor and posted a game high 20 points for the Tigers.
With Leeder's 11 points she pulls within 51 points of the top ten in all-time scoring for the SCAC. She eclipsed Katy Williams (1519) tonight to move into 13th and is 31 points shy of Becky Luetjen at #12.
Southwestern improves to 9-10 with the win and 5-3 in the SCAC, while Colorado College drops to 1-18 overall, 1-7 in conference play.
The Pirates remain at home to avenge last week's overtime loss to the University of Dallas. Game time on Saturday is set for 6 p.m.