ST. LOUIS — William Woods University senior guard Peyton Greenlee produced a game-high 26 points to steer the Lady Owls to a 74-61 AMC victory over Harris-Stowe State University on Thursday night.
William Woods rebounded after having its 11-game winning streak halted in a 62-56 AMC loss to No. 11 Lyon (Ark.) College last Saturday. The Lady Owls — who swept the season series with Harris-Stowe — improved to 20-5 on the season and 14-5 in the American Midwest Conference.
The contest was tied at 11-all after one quarter Thursday night, but William Woods outscored Harris-Stowe 29-11 in the second quarter to carry a 40-22 advantage into halftime. The Lady Owls owned a 60-46 lead to open the fourth quarter and sealed the win despite being edged by the Lady Hornets 15-14 over the final 10 minutes.
Greenlee connected on four 3-pointers to guide three players in double figures for William Woods, which shot just 39 percent (25-of-65) as a team. Senior guard Kaycee Gerald added 15 points and senior guard Ashleigh Frampton contributed 10.
Gerald shared game honors with eight rebounds as the Lady Owls were edged 42-41 on the boards.
LaDaijha Watson logged 16 points and eight rebounds to pace Harris-Stowe (5-17, 4-14), which also shot only 39 percent (24-of-62) from the field and committed 24 turnovers. Tarsheia Page provided 15 points.
William Woods returns home for an AMC matchup against Missouri Baptist University at 1 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Arena. The Lady Owls overpowered Missouri Baptist 76-60 on Jan. 4 in St. Louis.