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Women's basketball: Lady Owls trip Missouri Valley behind strong third quarter

Women's basketball: Lady Owls trip Missouri Valley behind strong third quarter

November 8th, 2018 by Ryan Boland in College Sports

William Woods University junior guard Peyton Greenlee supplied 19 points and the Lady Owls stayed unbeaten with a 70-58 win over Missouri Valley College on Wednesday night at Anderson Arena.

William Woods (3-0) was only up 35-33 at halftime, but took control by outscoring Missouri Valley 22-10 in the third quarter. The loss dropped the Lady Vikings to 0-3 on the season.

The game was tied six times in the first quarter, including 14-all after Greenlee scored in the paint with 8 seconds left in the period. The Lady Owls twice led by five points in the second quarter before junior guard Ashleigh Frampton's basket in the paint with :03 to play gave William Woods its two-point edge at the break.

The Lady Owls overcame a five-point deficit in the third quarter with a 14-0 run to take command. Sophomore guard Lexy Ganaway closed out the surge by burying a 3-pointer to put William Woods on top 49-40 at the 3:14 mark.

The Lady Owls followed up with an 8-0 run to establish a double-digit advantage to end the quarter, opening up a 57-43 lead on freshman forward Kasey Hazell's 3 with :12 to go.

William Woods then took its biggest lead at 66-51 on a Frampton 3-pointer with 6:28 remaining in the game.

Greenlee was one of two players to reach double figures for the Lady Owls, who shot 42 percent (27-of-65) as a team. Junior guard Kaycee Gerald made 4-of-6 shots — including 2-of-3 from 3-point range — to add 11 points.

Frampton shared game-high honors with seven rebounds as William Woods finished with a narrow 37-34 edge on the boards. Greenlee and Gerald both collected six rebounds.

Jaylah Jackson knocked down 11-of-18 shots — including 5-of-7 from behind the arc — to guide Missouri Valley with a game-high 29 points. Jackson was the only player in double figures for the Lady Vikings, who shot 40 percent (21-of-52) from the field.

The Lady Owls take a trip to Hillsboro, Kansas, for a pair of games. William Woods faces Bethany College at 2 p.m. Friday, then squares off against Tabor College at 5 p.m. Saturday.