The Lady Owls halted a two-game losing streak by outscoring the Lady Hornets 19-8 in the third quarter to rally for the American Midwest Conference win Saturday at Anderson Arena.
William Woods University — completing a season sweep of Harris-Stowe State University — improved to 16-9 on the season and 12-7 in the AMC. The Lady Hornets fell to 11-13 overall and 8-11 in conference play.
The Lady Owls were in front 22-17 after one quarter, but Harris-Stowe outscored William Woods 15-3 in the second quarter to take a 32-25 advantage into halftime. The Lady Owls countered with their third-quarter outburst to regain the lead at 44-40, then clinched the victory by outscoring the Lady Hornets 21-16 in the fourth quarter.
Junior guard Kaycee Gerald erupted for a career-high 27 points to surpass 1,000 during her time at William Woods. Freshman forward Katie French chipped in with 11 points for the Lady Owls, who shot just 39 percent (22-of-56) as a team.
Gerald also pulled down eight rebounds to spark William Woods to a 43-35 edge on the boards.
Jay'la Davis logged 15 points to lead three players in double figures for Harris-Stowe, which shot only 33 percent (21-of-63) from the field. Kierra Weir added 12 points and Jordan May had 11.
The Lady Owls go to Lindenwood University-Belleville (Illinois) for an AMC contest at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Lady Owls downed Lindenwood-Belleville 64-52 on Jan. 8 in Fulton.