Tuesday, December 9, 2014


     The Patriot women’s basketball team (4-8) picked up a big win as they soared past the Midway College Eagles (3-8) on Monday 76-60. In their early meeting this year the Eagles got the best of the Patriots, 64-57, on their home court.

     St. Catharine had five players reach double figures; led by Cora Moore, who scored all of her 13 in the second half. Heather Sandlin notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists. Jenna Thornhill pitched in with 11 points, then Sasha Ruiz-Lopez and Miranda Wilson each recorded 10 points. Kayla Wilson, at 5-7 guard, finished with nine points and nine boards.

     Midway scored the first four points of the game, but that was the only time they led as the Patriots dominated the remainder of the game. After the game was tied at 7-7, the Patriots went on a 17-6 run to take an 11 point lead. The Eagles cut the lead to nine, but St. Catharine quickly pushed their lead back out to 12 (33-21) at half.

     Midway went on a 9-2 run to open the second and to cut the Patriots’ lead into five. The Patriots then answered with a 21-6 run fueled by Cora Moore who hit three 3’s in a row to give the Patriots a 20 point advantage with 11 minutes remaining. St. Catharine led by as many as 26 in the second half en route to a 76-60 victory over the Eagles.

     The Patriots will return to action on Thursday, when they travel to the “Hoosier State” to take on Oakland City University at 8 pm EST.