COLUMBUS, Miss. – Owls senior forward My'Neka Frazier had an incredible night to lead The W women's basketball team to a 62-43 victory over fellow USCAA-institution Judson College Tuesday evening inside Emma 'Ody' Pohl Gymnasium. The McComb, Miss. native put up a career-high 30 points with a career-high 27 rebounds to lead the Owls in scoring and rebounding.
Along with Frazier, Rachael McGrew, a recent add to The W roster, also had a double-double in Tuesday's competition. The freshman from Houston, Miss. scored 10 points and pulled down 12 boards. Rounding out the double-digit scoring, freshman guard Jasmin Shaw added 10 points.
The W took control of the game earlier on with a 16-5 lead halfway through the first quarter. An appearance at the line and a three-point shot by the Eagles Korvauria Brooks cut the Owls lead to 16-9 to close the period.
The Owls continued their offensive assault in the second period with McGrew and Frazier putting up two points each to begin the quarter. Judson answered with a layup by Annie Sparks, who followed with two made points at the line, to score the last of the Eagles points in the half.
The W closed the half on a 10-0 run, which included several points by Frazier and a three-point basket by senior guard Autumn Taylor. The Owls closed the half ahead, 30-13.
Sparks hit a three-point jumper seconds after the start of the half to cut The W's lead to 30-16. In the third period, Judson hung close to the Owls in scoring and eventually outscored the Owls 14-12. Going in the final quarter, the Eagles trailed The W, 42-27.
In the fourth period, the exchange of points continued. Frazier got off a layup eight seconds after the throw-in to get the scoring effort started. Sparks answered with another three for Judson for a score of 44-30, still in The W's favor. The Owls managed to outscore Judson, 20-16, in the final quarter for a final score of 62-43.
The Owls will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Huntsville, Ala. to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Classic hosted by Oakwood University on Sunday, Jan. 19 – Monday, Jan. 20. The W will face Washington Adventist University on Sunday at 4 before taking on the host school on Monday at 2 p.m.