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posted Feb 13, 2013 - 5:32:31pm
The most recent two Stetson Hatter women's basketball games have been important, not only because they both produced victories to extend the home winning streak, but also because of the tie-ins with special events.
Feb. 11 was the Play4Kay Night for Awareness Against Breast Cancer, with a crowd of 1,358 on hand, boosted by support from several other athletic teams.
The Hats exploded with a 48-point first half, and cruised past South Carolina Upstate, 79-55. It marked the 12th-straight win for the locals on the Glenn Wilkes Court this season, and their 16th in a row overall. They improved to 11-2 in the Atlantic Sun Conference and 18-6 overall. The visitors slipped to 5-8 and 9-15, respectively.
Shanasa Sanders poured in 23 points, and grabbed nine rebounds for SU. Victoria McGowan, 13; Cherisse Burris, 12; and Jama Sharp, 11, added to the balanced attack.
Stetson will be closing on the road Saturday, Feb. 16, at Northern Kentucky, and then Monday, Feb. 18, at Lipscomb. Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw State and Mercer will round out the 2012-13 regular-season slate here.
Earlier Feb. 9, the Hats enjoyed another solid, 44-24, first-half lead over the East Tennessee State Bucs, en route to a 74-65 ASC win. This was a DeLand Kiwanis Club event, with advance-ticket sales going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia and Flagler Counties, with a check for $2,000 presented by the effort.
In this one, Sasha Sims bucketed 20 points. Sanders contributed 17 points, with six rebounds, while McGowan added 14 points, with five assists. Tiana Burley netted a double-double for the visitors, with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
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