Taylor's 16-Point Outing Leads Owls to Win at Evangel

4 years 2 weeks 4 days ago November 17, 2012 Nov 17, 2012 Saturday, November 17 2012 Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:02:27 AM CST in Basketball
Source: John Roushkolb - Press Release

SPRINGFIELD -- The William Woods University women's basketball team kept its perfect streak alive as they pulled away in the second half to earn a 60-54 win over Evangel University on Friday night. Ashlee Taylor led the Owls with 16 points on the night, including a 5-of-6 performance from the free throw line. WWU forced 16 turnovers on the night, with Taylor recording a season-high four steals as well.

WWU got off to a slow start in the game, unable to make its first bucket until nearly five minutes had ticked off the clock. The Owl defense was able to minimize the damage, however, holding Evangel to just two buckets over the same stretch. Stephanie Copelin finally opened the scoring for WWU at the 15:30 mark, matching Evangel's opening by dropping a jumper and a three-pointer to knot the ball game up at 5-5.

Evangel edged back out to a lead and held the advantage for the next 10 minutes, before Taylor tied it up twice for the Owls. After picking Danielle Latt's pocket, she drew a foul on a fast break layup attempt, but converted both free throws. The Crusaders answered with a Briana Walsh bucket, but it was the last time the Owls trailed in the contest as she fouled Taylor on the ensuing inbounds play. Taylor knocked in both of the bonus free throws to level the score at 22-22 with 4:15 left in the half.

After nicking a steal that the Owls weren't able to convert, Blake French was fouled as she grabbed the rebound off a miss from EU. She hit both of her attempts to put WWU in front, with the Owls taking a 28-25 lead into the locker room.

Evangel pulled to within one coming out of the intermission, but a 12-2 WWU run capped by a Katie Scherder three-point play put the game out of reach. With a 40-29 lead with 12:29 left, the Owls had the game in control.

WWU never allowed Evangel closer than two possessions down the stretch, closing out with a six-point margin. The Owls shot .423 from the floor in the second half to improve to a .345 mark on the night, hitting at a .652 clip from the free throw line in the game. The Owls were outrebounded on the night by a 44-34 margin, but made up for the deficit by forcing 16 turnovers in the game while giving up just seven.

William Woods moves to 4-0 on the year and will finish out a two-game road stretch on Tuesday night. The Owls travel to Fayette to take on Central Methodist University. Tipoff for the game is set for 7 p.m.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Two members of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, who wished to remain anonymous, told KOMU 8 News Monday night... More >>
2 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 11:33:00 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS - Governor-elect Eric Greitens' wife Sheena was robbed at gunpoint Monday night. According to KSDK, St. Louis Police... More >>
4 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 9:49:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri is seeing an increase in the number of state highway fatalities, and MoDOT is worried it's... More >>
6 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 7:19:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - A group of University of Missouri students exceeded everybody's expectations in gift giving this holiday season, and the... More >>
7 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 6:49:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Columbia is looking to cut down on traffic deaths and serious injuries, and is looking to join a... More >>
7 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 6:36:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – The Columbia City Council voted 5-2 in opposition to an ordinance that would have revised some licensing regulations... More >>
8 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 6:10:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Engineering crews kicked off three months of work on Nifong Blvd. on Monday as part of the road's... More >>
8 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 5:49:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The fourth annual CoMoGives Campaign has some lofty goals for the 2016 holiday season, hoping to raise more... More >>
11 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 2:19:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia police grew furry faces during a No Shave November fundraiser to benefit a local children's home. ... More >>
12 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 1:59:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — A single-car crash left a Fulton woman dead on Interstate 70 near Highway 40 and the Midway Travel... More >>
12 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 1:53:00 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fatal shooting on Interstate 55 in south St. Louis has forced closure of all southbound... More >>
12 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 1:35:24 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area businessman and three other men will have a hearing Tuesday in federal court... More >>
12 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 1:24:17 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia police officers arrested Edward Rosson Sunday night after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend while holding a machete... More >>
13 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 1:01:00 PM CST in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A Missouri man is jailed on $500,000 cash bond after being accused of telling co-workers he was... More >>
13 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 12:58:25 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and involuntary manslaughter in a... More >>
13 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 12:32:13 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA — We are fast-approaching the end of the holiday season and that time of year when some of us... More >>
14 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 12:09:00 PM CST in News
WAYNESVILLE — Pulaski County Sheriff Ronald Long will advise detectives investigating a discovery of an adolescent's remains to close the... More >>
14 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 11:47:16 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around... More >>
15 hours ago December 05, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 11:10:26 AM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 34°
3am 32°
4am 31°
5am 31°
6am 31°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

2:07a
Today
3:00a
Mad Money
4:00a
Early Today
2:00a
Paid Program
2:30a
Paid Program
3:00a
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Voice
8:00p
This Is Us
9:00p
Chicago Fire
7:00p
The Flash
8:00p
No Tomorrow
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld