LATROBE, Pa. –The Baldwin Wallace University women's basketball kept its perfect season in tact as it posted a 68-48 non-conference victory against St. Vincent College in the Robert S. Carey Center.
BW (9-0) is undefeated to open the season for the first time since the 2005-06 season when it opened that season also at 9-0. The Yellow Jackets also won 22 of their first 24 games during that campaign.
BW had three players score in double figures led by sophomore guard Hannah Fecht (Hilliard/Davidson) as she scored a game-high 13 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. Freshman guard Tiffany Bentler (North Canton/Hoover) tallied a career-high 12 points and senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Clara Lemmon (Canton/Louisville) chipped in 10 points.
St. Vincent (5-5) was led by Taylor Boring as she scored a team-high 11 points. Babette Sanmartin grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds, including 13 defensive.
The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an 17-5 lead on a three-pointer by Bentler at the 3:10 mark. The Bearcats scored the final points of the quarter on a three-pointer by Kayla Slovenec at 1:39 but trailed 17-8.
BW started the second quarter on a 15-6 run to take a 32-14 advantage when senior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC point guard Mackenzie Colombo (Strasburg), who is this week's OAC Player of the Week, split a pair of free throws at the 2:05 mark. St. Vincent closed out the half on an 8-2 run but trailed 34-16 at the intermission.
The Yellow Jackets used an 13-4 run to extend their lead to 47-20 on jumper by sophomore forward Rachel Womeldorf (Lewis Center/Olentangy) at the 3:56 mark. The Bearcats used an 8-3 run to cut the lead down to 50-28 after three periods of play.
In the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets pushed its lead to as many as 28 points on two occasions with the last coming at 65-37 on a three-pointer by sophomore guard/forward Alex Starr (Millersburg/West Holmes) at the 3:58 mark. St. Vincent closed the game on a 13-3 run but fell by 20-points.
BW is back in action on Thursday, December 29 when it hosts the College of Wooster in an opening round game of the BW Holiday Invitational in the Ursprung Gymnasium at 4 p.m.