Lady Golden Eagles soar past Pomeroys, 87-53

Feb. 1, 2013

On Thursday night, the Pomeroy basketball team dropped their fifth straight road game to Lady Golden Eagles of Spalding University 87-53. 

Limited with only two players off the bench, the Pomeroys kept the score close in the early stages of the game.  Trailing 22-20 over halfway through the first half, Spalding went on a critical 12-4 run off four quick SMWC turnovers.  That key run was enough to give the hosts a comfortable 42-28 lead at the break.

To begin the second half, Spalding was hot out of the gate with a 17-2 run.  This pushed the advantage for the Lady Golden Eagles to 29 points and a lead in which the Pomeroys would never fully be able to recover.  SMWC would go on a brief 12-6 run of their own, but never were able to make the game close.  At the final buzzer, the score read 87-53 in favor of Spalding.

Three Pomeroys scored in double figures.  Whitney Allen led the team with 13 points and 5-of-13 shooting from the field.  Brandi McDaniel had 11 points and Chelsea Weaver finished with 10 points.  Sierra Lopez, in limited minutes, secured a team-high nine rebounds.      

Spalding was led by Kelly Harrod who had a game-high 29 points and 15 rebounds.  Kristin Baker and Jazmin Smith also chipped in with 10 points apiece for the Lady Golden Eagles. 

Spalding improves their record to 8-10 while the Pomeroys drop to 5-16 on the season.    

The Pomeroys will finish up their six game road trip with a quick turnaround in today’s matchup with UC-Clermont in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This will be the second meeting of the two schools.  SMWC won 104-91 back on Jan. 5.  The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.