Judson splits in USCAA National

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 10, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

The Judson College Lady Eagles moved one step closer to claiming their first National Championship with an 85-44 thrashing of New Hampshire Tech, but on Thursday morning, the squad from Marion was relegated to playing for the Consolation Championship, falling to Southern Virginia 80-71.

The USCAA National Tournament is being held in Broken Arrow, Ok.

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The Lady Eagles will match-up with the loser of the Presentation College/Northwest Christian College quarterfinal match-up on Friday. If they win, they will advance into the Consolation Final at 9 a.m., on Saturday morning.

Against the SVU Lady Knights, The Lady Eagles attempted 31 three-pointers, sinking only eight but out-rebounded their foes 60-37 and statistically beat their opponents. The Lady Eagles were haunted by poor shooting though, Judson was 27 percent from the field and 26 percent from behind the three-point arc.

South Virginia carried a 10-point lead into the locker room at the intermission and then matched Judson shot-for-shot in the second half, en route to the 81-70 victory.

Jennifer Holmberg posted a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds led Judson in scoring. Charity Fuller pitched in with 16 points and six rebounds. Anna Billingham finished the night with a double-double for the Lady Eagles with 13 points and 13 boards. Mia Allison finished the night with nine points.

The Lady Knights were led by Kendra Romito’s 24 points and nine rebounds. Alison Petrin scored 22 points and Brynne Louder added 13 points.

Judson outscored Southern Virginia 32-3 on second chance points and 21-6 from the bench.

In earlier action, the Lady Eagles knocked off New Hampshire Tech, 85-44.