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.