The third/fourth-ranked Thomas More College women’s basketball team remained undefeated tonight (Wednesday, February 1, 2017) as it defeated Bethany College, 87-47, in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game at Hummel Field House in Bethany, West Virginia.

With the win, the Saints improve to 20-0 overall and 13-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Bison fall to 10-10 overall and 8-5 in the PAC.

Thomas More never trailed in the game as it led 26-14 after one quarter, 43-28 at halftime and 55-42 after three quarters.

The Saints out-scored Bethany, 52-14 in the paint, 26-4 off turnovers, 14-8 in second chance points and 14-2 on fast break points.

Junior Nikki Kiernan (Cold Springs, Ky./Newport Central Catholic) led the Saints with a double-double as she scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, while also blocking seven shots. Joining her in double-figure scoring was sophomore guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) with 18 point and junior guard Abby Owings (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) with 16 points. Temple finished the game with eight rebounds, while Owings led the team in assists with four. Kiernan and Owings led the team in steals with three each.

Thomas More returns to action on Saturday (February 4) when it travels to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to play Geneva College at 2 p.m.

Newspaper Box Score
Thomas More vs Bethany
2/1/17 6:00 PM at Bethany, W.Va. – Hummel Fieldhouse
At Bethany, W.Va. – Hummel Fieldhouse
THOMAS MORE 87, BETHANY 47
THOMAS MORE (20-0, 13-0 PAC)
Nikki Kiernan 9-15 5-5 23; Madison Temple 8-14 1-3 18; Abby Owings 7-18 1-1
16; Kirsten Paul 3-3 1-2 7; Emily Schultz 1-3 4-4 6; Kaela Saner 1-1 2-2 5;
Kylie Kramer 2-3 0-0 4; Michaela Ware 1-1 1-2 3; Kelly McDonald 1-2 0-0 2;
Taylor Jolly 1-3 0-0 2; Shelby Rupp 0-3 1-2 1; Maggi Bosse 0-3 0-2 0; Kelly
Clapper 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-71 16-23 87.
BETHANY (10-10, 8-5 PAC)
Kelsea Daugherty 7-19 4-6 18; Weiss,Sammie 4-9 3-4 14; Hayley Holenka 1-11
4-4 6; Ashley Duthie 2-6 0-0 4; Abby McDonald 1-6 0-0 3; Kelsi Settle 0-4
2-2 2; Danielle Hensel 0-1 0-0 0; Payge Farmer 0-4 0-0 0; Alexis LoNero 0-0
0-0 0. Totals 15-60 13-16 47.
Thomas More………………. 26 17 12 32 – 87
Bethany………………….. 14 14 14 5 – 47
3-point goals–Thomas More 3-9 (Abby Owings 1-3; Kaela Saner 1-1; Madison
Temple 1-4; Kelly McDonald 0-1), Bethany 4-15 (Weiss,Sammie 3-3; Abby
McDonald 1-4; Ashley Duthie 0-1; Danielle Hensel 0-1; Payge Farmer 0-1;
Hayley Holenka 0-5). Fouled out–Thomas More-None, Bethany-None.
Rebounds–Thomas More 48 (Nikki Kiernan 11), Bethany 39 (Kelsea Daugherty
18). Assists–Thomas More 22 (Abby Owings 4), Bethany 7 (Hayley Holenka 2;
Payge Farmer 2). Total fouls–Thomas More 17, Bethany 17. Technical
fouls–Thomas More-None, Bethany-None. A-181

Cory Blackson
Director of Athletic Communications and Compliance
Thomas More College

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