Thomas More Athletics
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — Thomas More debuted as the No. 1-ranked team with a 90-40 win against Chatham University in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
With the win, the Saints remain undefeated at 18-0 overall and 10-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 6-12 overall and 2-8 in the PAC.
Thomas More raced out to a 15-4 lead with 15:09 to play in the first half when senior forward Amy Stultz (Amelia, Ohio/McNicholas) made a 3-pointer. Chatham responded with an 8-5 run to cut the lead to 20-12 when Colleen Kiss made a 3-pointer with 12:17 to play in the half. The Saints then closed out the half on a 30-12 run capped by a jumper by freshman guard Katie Kitchen (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) with two-seconds to play in the half to take a 50-24 lead at halftime.
The Saints opened the second half on a 20-4 run to take a 70-28 lead with 12:02 to play in the game on a lay-up by freshman guard Emily Sanker (Alexandria, Ky./Bishop Brossart). Chatham then got a 3-pointer by Kayla Hilko to cut the lead to 70-31 with 11:32 to play in the game. Thomas More then closed out the half on a 20-9 run capped by two free-throws by sophomore guard Lauren Hargett (Verona, Ky./Walton Verona) with 42 seconds to play in the game for the 90-40 victory.
Twelve of the Saints reached the scoring column in the game and were led by sophomore guard Allison Long (Hebron, Ky./Conner) with 14 points and freshman forward Moriah Corey (Louisville, Ky./Butler) with 11 points. Sophomore forward/center Katie Kees (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother of Mercy) led the team on the boards with six rebounds.