ELSAH, Ill. — The Lady Blue Jays outscored the winless Lady Panthers 34-5 in the second quarter in coasting to their third straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory Tuesday night.
Westminster College — which completed a season sweep of Principia College — raised its season record to 9-11 and its SLIAC mark to 8-5. The Lady Panthers tumbled to 0-17 overall and 0-13 in the SLIAC.
The contest was even at 15-all after one quarter, but the Lady Blue Jays used their second-quarter spurt to create a convincing 49-20 advantage at the break. Westminster then turned the game into a runaway by outscoring Principia 26-13 in the third quarter to build an imposing 75-33 lead.
Junior guard Makayla Jackson came off the bench to tally 16 points to direct five players in double figures for the Lady Blue Jays, who shot just 39 percent (33-of-84) as a team.
Sophomore guard Corrie Reece followed with 14 points for Westminster, while senior guard Kendal Miller also chipped in with 13 in a reserve role. Sophomore guard Abbie Reece logged 12 points and junior guard Kallee Dowler was next with 11.
Corrie Reece rounded out a double-double with 10 rebounds to steer the Lady Blue Jays to a commanding 55-35 advantage on the boards.
Sophia Hathaway posted a double-double with game-highs of 29 points and 13 rebounds to guide Principia, which shot a feeble 27 percent (14-of-52) from the field and committed 23 turnovers. Madi Leslie contributed 14 points.
Westminster goes to Blackburn (Ill.) College for a SLIAC matchup at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Lady Blue Jays roughed up Blackburn 90-44 on Jan. 8 in Fulton.