By Stephen Utz, Indiana Southeast Sports Information Director
NEW ALBANY, Ind, - The IU Southeast women's basketball team set a new single-game scoring record among other offensive marks, in a 148-101 win over St. Mary-of-the-Woods Friday night.
The 249 combined points scored ties an NAIA women's basketball single-game record, according to the NAIA's website. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)and Robert Morris (Ill.) combined to 249 points on Feb. 24, 2007.
The 148 points scored by IU Southeast is the second-most in NAIA women's basketball history as well. Oklahoma Baptist scored 159 against Southwest Adventist (Texas) on November 14, 1995
The Grenadiers (2-1) pounded the Pomeroys in the paint 102-40 and picked apart the full-court press to open up a large lead. IU Southeast scored 69 points in the first half (to set an IU Southeast record for points in a half) and led 69-53 at the halftime. Then the Grenadiers scored 79 points in the second half which is the second-most scored in NAIA women's basketball history behind
Oklahoma Baptist's 89 against Southwest Adventist.
Six Grenadiers scored in double-figures with Ashmere Woods leading the way with 28 points. Briana Palmer had 26 points, Heather Wheat had 21, Koortney Woods had 17, Danielle Betts had 11 points in her home debut and Megan Cureton had 10 points. Every Grenadier scored at least five points in the game
Brittney Shaner had 24 points to lead the Pomeroys and Whitney Allen had 22.
IU Southeast shot 60 percent from the field in the game while shooting just 31 percent from three-point range. They shot a scalding 68 percent from the field in the second half.
The Grenadiers will take on Mid-Continent (Ky.) tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the championship game of the 2012 IU Southeast Thanksgiving Tournament. Mid-Continent defeated Oakland City 67-62 earlier on Friday to advance to Saturday's championship game.
St. Mary-of-the-Woods will take on Oakland City tomorrow in the consolation game at 1 p.m.