Second-ranked Gannon eases past Chaminade in Oahu Classic opener
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- No. 2 Gannon opened play in the Oahu Classic with an 88-55 victory against the Chaminade Silverswords at McKinley High School on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Knights grabbed the lead just 25 seconds in and never looked back. With the win, the Lady Knights improve to 5-0 on the season, while the Silverswords fall to 0-3 overall.
The Lady Knights continue their win streak to open the season, marking their best start since the 2009-10 season when the team finished 37-1 overall. Edging the Silverswords by 32 points, the Lady Knights captured their widest margin of victory since a 101-48 win against visiting Ursuline on Nov. 12, 2012 at the Hammermill Center.
For the Lady Knights, 10 different players scored. The Lady Knights shot 47.1 percent (32-68) from the field for the afternoon, the team's second-best performance this season.
Redshirt junior Doriyon Glass led the Lady Knights with a season-high 13 points. Senior Jen Papich added 12 points including team-high seven rebounds. Junior Brittany Batts registered 11 points with a pair of steals. Glass and Batts each hit three shots from behind the arc. Junior Nettie Blake chipped in nine points, pulling in six rebounds. Redshirt freshman Lanise Saunders also finished with a career-high nine points with a blocked shot.
Chaminade was led by Carissa McBride with 12 points off the bench. Kennedi Akana finished with eight points before fouling out in the game with 12:25 remaining in regulation.