Women's Basketball Dominates Game at Wesleyan, 96-31

Senior Tenazhia Hinson; Photo Credit: Owls Communication
Senior Tenazhia Hinson; Photo Credit: Owls Communication

MACON, Ga. – The No. 1 ranked Owls women's basketball team had four players in double figures as The W beat Wesleyan College 96-31 on Saturday afternoon in Porter Gymnasium.

Senior Tenazhia Hinkson led the Owls with 19 points, her eighth double-figure scoring effort in 15 games this season. Junior Qiayon Bailey put up 17 points while Starlandria Walton and Keyahana Jones scored 15 and 12 points respectively. Jones tallied her fifth double-double of the season, leading her team with 11 rebounds.

The W (11-4) dominated nearly every statistical category in the game. The Owls forced 43 turnovers and scored 40 points off those miscues. The Owls turned the ball over just 16 times and Wesleyan only scored two points off The W turnovers. The Owls narrowly missed the rebounding battle 28-27 but outscored Wesleyan on second-chance points 17-4, had a 68-16 advantage in the paint and held a 27-2 edge in bench scoring.

The game was tight for the first four minutes, with The W holding a 9-7 lead. From there, the Owls took control, scoring 13 more points by the end of the quarter while holding the Wolves to just 4 additional points.

The W went on another big run in the second quarter. The Owls scored the first five points of the period with less than three minutes off the clock. The W continued to push against the Wesleyan defense to close the quarter and enter the half up 41-16.

The third quarter was the most productive quarter for the Owls, putting up 30 of the night's 96 points. The W scored the first 15 points of the period to extend the lead to 56-15 with 6:35 left in the quarter.  The Owls outscored the Wolves 30-9, led by Walton with 10 points and Jones with 6. The W held Wesleyan to four of 16 shooting (25.0 percent) while forcing 11 Wesleyan turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, the Owls continued to play hard scoring 25 points, the second highest in any quarter of the night, while holding Wesleyan to 6. The W would lead by as many as 67 points before winning by 65.

The Owls return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 15, hosting Huntingdon College at Emma 'Ody' Pohl Gymnasium. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.