William Woods University junior guard Peyton Greenlee produced a game-high 16 points and the Lady Owls won their third straight with a 61-39 AMC romp over St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.
William Woods — which took control by outscoring STLCOP 22-8 in the second quarter — improved to 11-6 overall and 7-4 in the American Midwest Conference. The Lady Owls went into halftime with a 34-20 lead and then pulled away by outscoring the Lady Eutectics 27-19 in the second half.
The Lady Owls forged an early advantage, taking a 10-2 lead on senior guard Bailey Rollins' 3-pointer with 4 minutes, 56 seconds to play in the first quarter. STLCOP, though, countered with a 10-2 run to tie the game at 12-all at the end of the period.
William Woods trailed by three points early in the second quarter, but responded with an 18-4 run to go in front to stay. Senior forward Sommer Burgard's basket put the Lady Owls on top 31-20 with 3:30 remaining in the first half.
William Woods maintained its double-digit lead for the majority of the second half in improving to 7-0 at home.
Greenlee — who was 5-of-9 from the field — was one of three players to reach double figures for the Lady Owls, who shot 40 percent (21-of-53) as a team and weathered 21 turnovers. Junior guard Kaycee Gerald added 11 points and freshman forward Kasey Hazell finished with 10.
Gerald and Hazell both collected nine rebounds to steer William Woods to a decisive 49-34 edge on the boards.
Allison Dewald scored 12 points as the only player to make it into double figures for STLCOP (5-12, 1-10), which shot a dreadful 21 percent (13-of-62) from the field.
The Lady Owls travel to Park University for an AMC contest at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.