Second-half surge pushes No. 4 Ephs past Potsdam State 65-42
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 23-2 Williams surge in the opening minutes of the second half turned a tight contest into a runaway win for the Williams on Friday as the Ephs bounced Potsdam State 65-42 on the second day of the Daytona Beach Shootout.
Williams improved to 10-0 with the victory.
Junior co-captain Ellen Cook led Williams with 20 points and was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts. Sophomore Katie Litman registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Kellie Macdonald netted 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the win.
No. 2 Hope 74, Eastern 61
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Forward Rebekah Llorens scored a game-high 18 points to lead Hope to a 74-61 win against Eastern on Friday.
The Flying Dutch improved to 10-0 overall as they advanced to Saturday's championship game of the RDV Sportsplex D3 Classic.
Hope will play Wisconsin-La Crosse, a 70-56 winner against Mount Aloysius in Friday's first semifinal.
Against Eastern, Hope took control by outscoring the Eagles 43-28 during the first half.
Llorens scored 12 points to spark the Flying Dutch. She sank 6 of 7 foul shots and 3 of 6 field-goal attempts before halftime and added three more field goals during the second half.
Senior guard Anna Kaufmann chipped in nine points off the bench for Hope.
Starting forward Maura McAfee scored eight points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds for the Flying Dutch.
Eastern (4-5) received 16 points from Kaitlyn Dougherty.
No. 10 Emory 80, Bridgewater (Va.) 43
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Emory senior Hannah Lilly scored a game-high 17 points and the Eagles made the most of a balanced offensive attack that featured five double-figure scorers in a Friday evening victory against Bridgewater (Va.). Emory boosted its overall to 8-0 following an 80-43 decision against Bridgewater, which fell to 2-5.
Lilly converted 7 of 12 field-goal opportunities, including three of her four attempts from 3-point range, in registering her seventh double-figure scoring game in as many outings. Senior Savannah Morgan totaled 12 points, sinking 6 of 11 from the floor, and doled out four assists with no turnovers in 20 minutes of action.
Senior Selena Castillo and sophomore Khadijah Sayyid each contributed 11 points while sophomore Ilene Tsao rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points. Tsao also led the squad with six rebounds and a career-high six steals.