(AGENPARL) – WEST POINT (GEORGIA) mer 09 dicembre 2020
Women’s Basketball | Wed, Dec. 9, 2020 at 4:25 PM
WEST POINT, Ga. (Dec. 9, 2020) – Iyanna McMillan scored a game-high of 15 points to help lead the Point University women’s basketball team to a 60-41 Appalachian Athletic Conference victory over Truett McConnell University Wednesday afternoon inside West Point Park Gymnasium.
McMillan was 4-for-12 from the field and 3-for-7 from perimeter shooting. Marta Gimenez followed McMillan with 10 points off 4-for-7 shooting. Kimberley Forbes matched her season-high in rebounds with 14 boards on the day. Nikole Mobley and Hannah Williams nearly made it to double-digit figures in scoring with nine points apiece.
Truett McConnell scored the first basket of the game to earn a 2-0 lead before a 3-pointer by McMillan put Point in the lead, which they would hold on to for the remainder of the game. McMillan’s triple began a 10-0 run by the Skyhawks, who held Truett McConnell to only eight points in the opening period.
The Skyhawks increased their lead out to as many as 10 in the second quarter. McMillan connected for a triple with seven minutes remaining in the period and then secured the double-digit lead off two made free throws. In the final minute of the half, the Bears were able to bring the game back within six before McMillan extended the score out to eight with a made basket from the paint. The Skyhawks entered the second half ahead 26-18.
In the third quarter, Point held the Bears to only nine points and increased their lead out by 14 entering the last quarter of the game. The Skyhawks closed the quarter out on a 7-0 run to enter the fourth quarter ahead 41-27. The Skyhawks continued their run into the fourth quarter as the Skyhawks extended their lead out to 24 with a 10-0 run to start the period. The Skyhawks held on to a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game as Truett trailed by no less than 17 points for the rest of the game.
“I thought we did a really good job defensively making it tough for Truett to get in any type of rhythm offensively,” Head Coach Tory Wooley said. “Our guards took it upon themselves to really contain Truett’s leading scorer. Iyanna was huge for us offensively knocking down shots while Kim did an outstanding job rebounding the ball. We have to fine tune somethings offensively, but we’re hungry to get better.”
After Wednesday’s win, the Skyhawks advance to 4-2 overall (3-2 AAC). Point will be looking to extend their winning streak out to four as they travel to Bluefield College on Saturday, Dec. 12, for another AAC matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.